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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard has been  activated for the line of duty death of South Holland Local #4109  Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham. Brother Cunningham passed on  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after suffering a medical emergency during  a training exercise.  Brother Cunningham was a member of the AFFI Honor  Guard, having been inducted in 2019.
Please bring local flags, pikes, and axes for use at the services. As  previously directed, all Honor Guard members should wear a plain black  mask at all times.  Additional precautions for each facility will be  discussed prior to the services.
Arrangements for Dylan Cunningham are as follow:
Visitation:  Tuesday October 6 from 1pm – 8pm at Smits Funeral Home located at 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane in Dyer, IN 46311
Firefighter Walk-Thru:  Line up at 6:00pm, walk thru at 7pm
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00am at Smits Funeral Home. Honor Guard members should assemble no later than 10:00am.
Procession to South Holland Station 43 then to St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood.
Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard

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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

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South Holland FD Firefighter Dylan CunninghamAs many of you may know Dylan Cunningham left this world yesterday during a dive training exercise. I think it’s only fitting to help raise some funds for his family, fiancé and his soon to be son, to help lessen the stress during this time. Many of us were honored to have had the privilege of knowing Dylan and having him be apart of our lives. Those who didn’t get the chance should know that he would have welcomed you with open arms. He was a genuine person who cared for every person he met and could put a smile on anyone’s face. Coworkers, friends, and family, let’s do what we do best and give back to the man who gave his all each and everyday. These funds will be given to Laura as a beneficiary and be used by them for whatever is needed. Here is the link for the Baby Registry as well .

GoFundMe campaign for the family of fallen South Holland Firefighter Dylan Cunningham


















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South Holland Fire Department news

From the South Holland Fire Department Facebook page:

From J. Wynsma, Village Administrator for the Village of South Holland:

The Village of South Holland is deeply saddened to report the tragic loss of Firefighter Dylan Cunningham following an underwater dive on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Dylan has been a member of the South Holland Fire Department since 2011. He started as a part-time firefighter and began serving full time in 2018. Dylan also served in the Illinois Army National Guard since 2012.

We know you have many questions, and so do we. Our efforts will bring conclusions that we will share with you in the coming days.

In the days ahead we will be doing everything we can to support the Cunningham family. We ask that you keep Dylan’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

South Holland FD Firefighter Dylan Cunningham

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