John “Mike” Michael Cummins

While returning home from the station after working with his fire department on a motor vehicle accident response call, Firefighter Cummins, who had complained at the station of not feeling well, suffered a fatal medical injury, the nature of which is still to be reported, crashing into three parked cars as the privately owned vehicle he operated came to a stop. A passenger in the vehicle, a fellow firefighter, was not reported to have been seriously injured.

Incident Location: 745 County Rd 2700 E, Homer, IL 61849 (SR 49) HWY 49 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DK 1823 2688)

Department Information

Homer Fire Protection District
202 N Main ST
U.S. National Grid: 16T DK 1831 3264
Homer, Illinois 61849

Chief: Don Happ, Jr.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 46 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Feb 7, 2017 23:45
Date of death: Feb 8, 2017 
Cause of death: Unknown 
Nature of death: Unknown 
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Returning 
Fixed property use: Street/Road