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Scott Williams


Firefighter/Paramedic Williams was on-duty from Nov. 20, 2021 to Nov. 21, 2021. On November 20th, he responded to a report of smoke in one of the lab’s buildings. When he did not rise for shift change, he was found deceased by other firefighters in his bunk.

photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Scott Williams was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

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: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of death: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

Last updated: July 07, 2022