Illinois Fire Service Institute


Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Robert Augustyn
Agency Cicero Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/8/2001
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Cicero
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/7/2001 15:52
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On September 7, 2001, Lieutenant Robert A. Augustyn of the Cicero Fire Department died in the line of duty. Augustyn and his engine company responded to a traffic accident, but were released from the incident by fire department ambulance staff. As the fire engine maneuvered to leave the scene, Augustyn exited the vehicle to help guide the apparatus as it backed up. Augustyn fell to the ground, was struck by the vehicle, and suffered serious crushing injuries. He died the following day, September 8, and funeral services were held on September 10.

Firefighter and Incident Images

No images exist for this Firefighter/Incident

Firefighter and Incident Audio

No Audio for this Firefighter/Incident record


11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Driving Directions
Contact Us
Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Social Media

You are encouraged to use this site for individual educational purposes only; however copy and/or reprinting of any materials and photographs without authorization is strictly prohibited. Please obtain permission by contacting

© 2021 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois