Veteran firefighter/paramedic John-Paul Kilanski of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District died unexpectedly over the weekend, according to Algonquin-Lake in the Hill FPD officials.
Firefighter/paramedic John-Paul Kilanski was off-duty when he died. He lived in Algonquin.
John-Paul Kilanski, an Army veteran, was with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District for 16 years. While in the U.S. Army, Maj. John Paul Kilanski served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As a firefighter, he was a member of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills department’s technical rescue team. “J.P.” recently received a commendation for his life-saving efforts in a technical rescue incident. He also served as drill captain with the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard.
Kilanski leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, and sons Hunter, age 8, Gunnar, age 6, and Cannon, age 4.
Funeral arrangements were not available Monday morning.
John-Paul Kilanski, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter/paramedics (Facebook photo).
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