IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Steven Kline
Agency Stone Park Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Part-time (paid)
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 1/27/1971
Date of Death 11/18/2008
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Stone Park
Incident State IL
Incident Date 11/18/2008 11:15
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On November 18, 2008, Firefighter Steven “Tiny” Kline suddenly collapsed while on duty with the Stone Park Fire Department. He was transported to Gotlieb Hospital in Melrose Park where he was pronounced dead.

A thirteen year veteran of the fire service, Kline was a firefighter/paramedic for the Stone Park Fire Department, the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District, the Bensenville Fire Department, and the New Lenox Fire and Ambulance District. He also served as a fire instructor for a variety of organizations, including the Illinois Fire Service Institute, and taught numerous public fire safety and prevention classes during his career.

Kline was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris on November 24, 2008, following a funeral service at the Morris Fire Protection District Station 2 that was attended by more than 250 area firefighters.


Jo Ann Hustis, “Last Alarm,” Morris Daily Herald, November 25, 2008.

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