Robert David Reisinger, Firefighter/ Paramedic

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Firefighter/Paramedic Robert David Reisinger responded to a medical emergency on March 24, 2020.  The patient had a known case of COVID-19.  Firefighter/Paramedic Reisinger subsequently contracted the virus.  He was quarantined at home and was scheduled to return to work on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  Monday evening, April 27, 2020, he suffered a stroke and was immediately taken to the hospital.  Upon arrival, hospital staff performed a COVID-19 test which came back positive.  Firefighter/Paramedic Reisinger passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from the stroke that was attributed to COVID-19.

Department information

River Grove Fire Department
2601 Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, Illinois 60171

Chief: Sean Flynn

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

Age: 57
Rank: Firefighter/ Paramedic
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: March 24, 2020
Date of death: April 29, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Cerebrovascular Accident
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential