|Agency||Matteson Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/4/2015|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency medical care|
On December 4, 2015, Firefighter Mark Zielinski of the Matteson Fire Department died in the line of duty while on an emergency medical call.
Firefighter Zielinski responded to a reported heart attack in the Matteson Wal-Mart store. While administering CPR to the patient, Zielinski suffered a medical emergency and was transported to Franciscan St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields where he died from a heart attack. The patient Zielinski was working with was also transported to a hospital.
Funeral services for Zielinski, a member of the Matteson Fire Department for 13 years, were held on December 11 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harvey.
“Services Set for Matteson Firefighter,” Daily Southtown, December 6, 2015.
USFA Firefighter Fatality Report for Mark Zielinski, usfa.fema.gov, January 12, 2016.