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Line of Duty Death Information

The Illinois Office of State Fire Marshal honors all fallen Illinois Firefighters. We deeply regret the reason you need to access this page. Please know that we will provide whatever support we can at this tragic time. Please read and comply with the notification policy so we can initiate that process.

The Illinois Line of Duty Compensation Act (820 ILCS 315) provides for benefits to the families of Illinois firefighters fallen in the line of duty. A copy of the Act can be found at this link. The Application for Death Benefits Pursuant to Line of Duty Compensation Act is completed with Illinois Court of Claims. This form can be found here. If you have any quesions on completing this form, please contact the Illinois Secretary of State Court of Claims Office. The Court of Claims contact information can be found here.

In the event ot a Illinois Firefighter line of duty death, please follow the steps indicated in the following policy for Line of Duty Death Notification [PDF, 97KB].

Families of fallen Illinois firefighters are eligible for benefits under State law. For a summary of the Line of Duty Death Benefits, please click on the following link [PDF, 192KB] updated October 2010. Please note that this document was provided by a third party. It is intended as a guide and does not constitute any legal advice from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office.