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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Mitchell Meredith
Agency Sangamon Valley Fire Protection District
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/15/1992
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heat exhaustion
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Ventilation operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Foosland
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/15/1992 3:15
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Attic fires , Fires

Incident Summary

On July 15, 1992, Firefighter Mitchell “Kim” Meredith of the Sangamon Valley Fire Protection District died in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire in Foosland, Illinois.

Meredith collapsed on the roof of the house while contributing to ventilation operations. He was transported to Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.


Mary Schenk, “Foosland firefighter dies after collapsing at fire,” News-Gazette, July 15, 1992.

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