IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Mark Zielinski
Agency Matteson Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Matteson
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/4/2015
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Medical emergencies

Incident Summary

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.

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