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Fire Fighters Honored


From left to right, Deputy Fire Chief Jim Klinker, Fire Chief Mark Luety, Lt. Thomas Zelinski, Firefighter William Kirby and Firefighter Harry O’Hagan. Absent from the photo are Firefighters William Abbatacola and Andrew Walsh.

Five City of Blue Island Firefighters were recognized by EMS Medical Director Bernard Heilieser, D.O. for their outstanding efforts when responding to a cardiac arrest call during a major snow storm in January 2014. The Firefighters were able to stabilize the patient while having to shovel show to get the patient to the hospital. Due to their efforts the patient survived. Special thanks to Lt. Zelinski, FF Wm Kirby, FF Wm Abbatacola, FF Harry O’Hagan, and FF Andrew Walsh