Line of Duty Death Information and Procedures

The Illinois Office of State Fire Marshal honors all fallen Illinois Firefighters. We deeply regret the reason you need to access this page. Please know that we will provide whatever support we can at this tragic time. Please read and comply with the notification policy so we can initiate the process swiftly and completely.

Announcing a Line of Duty Death

It is recommended the Chief of the fallen firefighter follow the procedures outlined in the following policy:

Line of Duty Death Notification Filing Information.

Death Benefit Information

The Illinois Line of Duty Compensation Act (820 ILCS 315) provides for benefits to the families of Illinois firefighters fallen in the line of duty.  The Application for Death Benefits Pursuant to Line of Duty Compensation Act form should be completed and filed with the Illinois Court of Claims. If you have any questions while completing this form, please contact the Illinois Secretary of State Court of Claims Office.


Families of fallen Illinois firefighters are eligible for benefits under State law. A third party entity has created a Line of Duty Death Benefits Summary.   Please note: Since this document was provided by a third party it is intended only as a guide and does not constitute any legal advice from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office.