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Scott Williams


On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Williams responded to a smoke investigation in one of the facility’s laboratories.  He returned to the station and during shift change on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, was found unresponsive in his bunk.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing. 

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

Department information

Argonne National Laboratory Fire Department
9700 S. Cass AVE
Lemont, Illinois 60439

Chief: Jeffrey Pindelski

Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: November 20, 2021 8:13 p.m.
Date of death: November 21, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Institutional

Last updated: December 07, 2021