Lawrence Matthews

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: Jun 10, 2017 13:30
Date of death: Jun 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