Lawrence Matthews, Firefighter

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While operating at a residential trailer home fire and working on the exterior to protect nearby exposures, Firefighter Lawrence Matthews fell ill and collapsed. Matthews was immediately attended to by fellow responders and rushed to Ingalls Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to a nature and cause of fatal injury still to be reported.

Incident Location: 15019 Rockwell Ave, Harvey, IL 60426 (U.S. National Grid: 16T DM 4334 0741)

Department information

Dolton Village Fire Department
14022 Park AVE
U.S. National Grid: 16T DM 4916 0997
Dolton, Illinois 60419-1029

Chief: Pete McCain

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

Age: 35
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 10, 2017 13:30
Date of death: June 10, 2017
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential