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Unfortunately, emergency responders must sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their job. This section of the Web site is dedicated to announce, honor and memorialize our members that die in the line-of-duty.

Russell Chism 
Local Number: L1147
City, State: Urbana, IL

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Division Chief Russell Chism of IAFF Local 1147 - Urbana, Illinois. Brother Chism, 50, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from cancer.

As soon as further information is received, it will be posted.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 1147, P.O. Box 185, Urbana, IL 61803-0185 or emailed to wpdk9203@yahoo.com.

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