From the MABAS Illinois Facebook page:

It is in great sadness we share the following:

Firefighter/Paramedic Paul Miller’s condition is unchanged – he remains on life-support – and it has been determined that recovery is medically impossible. Pursuant to Paul’s previously-expressed wishes, Paul’s family has courageously decided to terminate life-support.

In keeping with Paul’s giving attitude and generosity – also pursuant to his expressed wishes – several of his organs will be donated so that other may live and flourish through – and with – Paul’s spirit. The donation process may take another 36-to-72 hours.

Today, Tuesday April 23rd at 4:00 PM, there will be a Flag Ceremony held at the main hospital flagpole of Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave in Libertyville, where a “Gift of Hope” flag will be raised in recognition of Paul’s gifts of life to others. The brief ceremony will be led by Des Plaines Fire Department Chaplain David Haley. All available personnel are welcome.

The organ donation process is very fluid, as match-testing, recipient notification and preparation, and other processes take time – and anticipated time frames have not yet been determined. Such processes are expected to take longer than 24-hours from now (1:00 pm on Tuesday).

We will provide additional information in future updates.

Alan Wax, Fire Chief, Des Plaines Fire Department 

Tony Huemann, Fire Chief, McHenry Township Fire Protection District

From Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4211

Today we ask you to continue to keep Paul and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

FF/PM Paul Miller
FF/PM Paul Miller