IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Peter Macek
Agency Madison Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 5/9/1912
Date of Death 1/25/1973
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Madison
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/25/1973
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute

Incident Summary

On January 25, 1973, Madison Fire Department Firefighter Peter Macek suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty shortly after returning from fighting a fire in a railroad box car near the Owens Illinois Company plant near Second and State Streets in Madison. Macek had returned to the fire station following the fire when he was stricken by the heart attack. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Macek was a secretary with the Madison Fire Company and worked as a custodian for the City of Madison for 14 years. He was survived by his widow and two sons.

Macek’s funeral was held at the Nativity of Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox Church in Madison, and he was buried at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Edwardsville.

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