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Firefighter Details

Name Peter Vallino
Agency Maryville Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 7/30/1925
Date of Death 12/25/1966
Cause of Death [Unknown]
Nature of Death [Unknown]
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Collinsville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/25/1966
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On December 25th, 1966, assistant fire chief of the Maryville Volunteer Fire Department, Peter A. Vallino died in the line of duty.

On December 25th, Collinsville and Maryville firefighters responded to a fire in a Collinsville tavern. Peter Vallino was overcome with smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. on arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Vallino was a foreman in the brass mill at Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation, where he had been employed for twenty years.

He was survived by his mother, two sisters, and one brother.

Citations:

“Obituaries,” The Edwardsville Intelligencer, December 27, 1966.

“Smoke Inhalation Fatal to Chief Collinsville,” Terre Haute Tribune, December 26, 1966.


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