IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Mehdi Mourad
Agency Wabash Fire Protection District
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 21 to 25
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/27/2021
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/27/2021
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On June 27, 2021, Firefighter Mehdi “Matt” Mourad of the Wabash Fire Protection District was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a call for service. Mourad was responding to a multiple vehicle accident in his personally owned vehicle but lost control en route and rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped on the side of Interstate 57 due to severe weather in the area. Firefighter Mourad was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana, but died from injuries sustained in the accident.

Mourad had been a volunteer firefighter with the Wabash Fire Protection District for 5 days. Originally from Morocco, Mourad was attending Lake Land College in Mattoon, studying automotive technology on a student visa and worked at KC Summers, also in Mattoon.

Funeral services for Mourad were held at the New Hope Church in Effingham and he was interred in the Neoga Cemetery. Mourad was survived by his parents, grandparents, and siblings.


Chris Carter, “Wabash Fire Protection District firefighter dies responding to crash,” www.wandtv.com , June 28, 2021.

“Firefighter Fatality Notice for Mehdi Mourad,” U.S. Fire Administration

Obituary for Mehdi Mourad, www.johnsonandsonsfh.com

Rob Stroud, “Firefighter from Mattoon who died in crash is remembered,” https://herald-review.com , June 28, 2021.

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