Matteson firefighter/paramedics responded Friday afternoon to a medical emergency at Walmart, 21410 S. Cicero Avenue Matteson, IL. A Matteson firefighter collapsed and 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 collapsed and needed CPR when he also collapsed.
Zielinski died from his own medical emergency, according to Matteson Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Zielinski served on the Matteson Fire Department for thirteen years, and previously worked at the Harvey Fire Department.
The condition of the shopper was not immediately available.
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