Illinois Fire Service Institute


Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Peter Vallino
Agency Maryville Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 7/30/1925
Date of Death 12/25/1966
Cause of Death [Unknown]
Nature of Death [Unknown]
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Collinsville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/25/1966
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On December 25th, 1966, assistant fire chief of the Maryville Volunteer Fire Department, Peter A. Vallino died in the line of duty.

On December 25th, Collinsville and Maryville firefighters responded to a fire in a Collinsville tavern. Peter Vallino was overcome with smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m. on arrival at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Vallino was a foreman in the brass mill at Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation, where he had been employed for twenty years.

He was survived by his mother, two sisters, and one brother.


“Obituaries,” The Edwardsville Intelligencer, December 27, 1966.

“Smoke Inhalation Fatal to Chief Collinsville,” Terre Haute Tribune, December 26, 1966.

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