|Agency||Du Quoin Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Paid-On-Call (POC)|
|Age Range||21 to 25|
|Date of Birth||8/10/1988|
|Date of Death||6/17/2011|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Ladder operations|
On June 17, 2011, Firefighter Corey Shaw of the Du Quoin Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a commercial fire in Pinckneyville, Illinois.
The two-building fire started in the Pinckneyville Antique Mall and spread to the adjacent Kunz Opera House. The Du Quoin Fire Department responded to the fire as one of nine mutual aid agencies, and Shaw was on a ladder near the east wall of the Antique Mall when the wall collapsed. Shaw suffered head and neck trauma, and was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital where he succumbed to his fatal injuries.
Funeral services for Shaw were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin on June 22, and he was interred at Old Du Quoin Cemetery.
An eleven month member of the Du Quoin Fire Department, Shaw worked as a press operator at Continental Tire in Mount Vernon. He was the son of Du Quoin Fire Chief Bob Shaw, and was survived by his wife and daughter.
“Du Quoin Firefighter Dies Battling Pinckneyville Blaze,” The Southern Illinoisan, June 18, 2011.
“Firefighter Mourned as Pinckneyville Continues Cleaning up from Blaze,” The Southern Illinoisan, June 18, 2011.
“LODD Notification for DuQuoin Firefighter Corey Shaw,” Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, June 18, 2011.