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Robert David Reisinger

Firefighter/ Paramedic

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

Department information

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

Chief: Sean Flynn

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: Covid-19
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential

Last updated: March 03, 2021

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