LODD: Ill. firefighter dies after cardiac arrest
Lawrence Matthews, 36, collapsed at a house fire; he leaves behind a wife and four kids
Duty Death: Lawrence Matthews - [Dolton, Illinois]
By FireRescue1 Staff
DOLTON, Ill. — A firefighter died Saturday after collapsing at a house fire.
Lawrence Matthews, 36, was battling a blaze at a mobile home park when he began to experience shortness of breath and leaned on a fence for support. He collapsed shortly after and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Ten years ago last week, Matthews received a heart transplant. He has been with Dolton Fire Department since 2009.
Matthews leaves behind a wife and four kids.