Matteson, IL Firefighter Dies While Doing CPR on a Pt. In Walmart

It is with heavy hearts we bring you the news from suburban Matteson, Illinois.  Firefighter Mark Zielinski was performing CPR when he went into cardiac arrest.  We wish to offer our condolences  to his family and his firefighting family.  Here is more on the story.

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NBC Chicago – “A Matteson firefighter died Friday afternoon while performing CPR on a shopper at a Walmart in south suburban Matteson.

Mark Zielinski, 49, was “rendering emergency medical aid” to a shopper who needed CPR at the Walmart at 21410 S. Cicero Ave. in Matteson when he died, according to Matteson Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He had been with the fire department for thirteen years after spending many years at the Harvey Fire Department, Schwalbe said.

Zielinski, of the 500 block of Miller Street in Beecher, was taken to Franciscan St. James Health Hospital in Olympia Fields, where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. “

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