Jeremy Jylka - Pine City FD
Jeremy Jylka, Firefighter - April 29, 2008
It is with deep regret that we advise you of the Line of Duty Death of Pine City firefighter Jeremy L. Jylka.
Firefighter Jeremy L. Jylka died in the line of duty Tuesday April 29, 2008 while responding to a call.
Jeremy was a passenger in a grass rig when he experienced a medical condition. Jeremy received treatment from his fellow firefighters but was pronounced dead at the hospital. Jeremy was 34 years old and had just joined the Pine City Fire Department on May 1, 2007.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeremy, his family, and the emergency personnel who worked with him,” said Pine City Administrator Don Howard.
Jeremy is survived by his wife, Kelley and his 4 year old daughter, Anica.
A full-honors funeral is planned for the LODD of Jeremy L. Jylka:
- A wake is scheduled for Sunday May 4, 2008 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City MN.
- A full-honors funeral is scheduled for Monday May 5, 2008 at 11:30 AM with visitation scheduled one hour before the service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 825 Golf Ave SW, Pine City MN.
PINE CITY FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL SLATED FOR MONDAY
Memorial Fund Established; Cause of Death Not Yet Known
Pine City officials have announced visitation and funeral plans for Jeremy Jylka, the Pine City firefighter who died on Tuesday, April 29.
Visitation is scheduled on Sunday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m., and for one hour prior to the 11:30 a.m. funeral on Monday, May 5, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 825 Golf Avenue SW, Pine City. The Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Association (MFFMA) color guard will assist in a full-honors funeral service, including the fireman’s prayer, bagpipes, a procession of trucks and other traditions.
Jylka, 34, had served on the Pine City Fire Department since May 1, 2007. Born in Two Harbors, Minn., he graduated Staples High School in 1993 and served two years in the U.S. Navy. He worked for Product Fabricators in Pine City. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, and a 4-year-old daughter.
The City of Pine City has established a memorial fund. Contributions may be sent to the Jeremy L. Jylka Memorial Fund, c/o Horizon Bank, 600 Hillside Ave. SW, Pine City, MN 55063.
Jylka was a passenger in a Pine City fire truck, responding to a grass fire on Tuesday morning, when he became unresponsive. He received treatment from his fellow firefighters, but died shortly after admittance to Kanabec Hospital in Mora. Cause of death is yet unknown; officials are awaiting the Ramsey County Coroner’s report.
From the U.S. Fire Administration:
Jylka, Jeremy L.
|Cause of Death:||Unknown|
|Nature of Death:||Unknown|
|Activity Type:||Riding Vehicle/Apparatus|
|Fixed Prop. Use:||Outdoor Property|
|Fire Dept. Info:||Pine City Fire Department
400 5th Street, SE
Pine City , Minnesota 55063
Chief: Tom Miller
|Initial Summary:||Firefighter Jylka was responding to a wildland fire on board fire apparatus to a wildland fire when he suffered a medical emergency and went unresponsive. Another Firefighter began CPR and he was transported by ambulance to the local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.|
|Memorial Fund Info:||Pending|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||
Contact: Brian McClung
|May 2, 2008||
GOVERNOR PAWLENTY ORDERS U.S. AND STATE FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF FIREFIGHTER JEREMY JYLKA
Saint Paul – Governor Tim Pawlenty today ordered that the United States flag and the State of Minnesota flag be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol Complex from sunrise until sunset on Monday, May 5, 2008, in honor and remembrance of Pine City firefighter Jeremy Jylka, who died in the line of duty on Tuesday, April 29.
Governor Pawlenty will attend funeral services for Jeremy Jylka at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Pine City, Minnesota, Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
The following is the text of the Governor’s official proclamation:
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka was born in Two Harbors, Minnesota, on April 6, 1974; and|
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka graduated from Staples High School, Staples, Minnesota, in 1993; and|
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka served two years in the United States Navy and worked for Product Fabricators before joining the Pine City Fire Department on May 1, 2007; and|
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka was extremely proud to be a firefighter and had a deep loyalty to serve and protect; and|
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka died a hero on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, while responding to a grass fire; and|
|Whereas:||Jeremy Jylka is survived by his wife, Kelly; daughter, Anika; mother, Carol Kort; father, Gary Jylka; sisters, Tammy Myrick, Gina Tavares, and Tashia Birkholtz; and other loving family and friends, including his fellow firefighters with the Pine City Fire Department and across the State of Minnesota; and|
|Whereas:||Visitation for Jeremy Jylka will be held Sunday, May 4, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Monday, May 5, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Pine City, Minnesota; and|
|Whereas:||A funeral service for Jeremy Jylka will be held Monday, May 5, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Pine City, Minnesota; and|
|Whereas:||The Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Association color guard will assist in a full-honors funeral service; and|
|Whereas:||The State of Minnesota thanks Jeremy Jylka for his dedicated service to the people of Minnesota, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.|
Now, Therefore, I, Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby order all U.S. and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol Complex, including state buildings, monuments, and grounds in proximity to and including the Minnesota State Capitol from sunrise, until sunset, on Monday, May 5, 2008, in honor and remembrance of Jeremy Jylka.
Pine City Firefighter LODD Update - Note Vehicle Staging Location
ALL EMERGENCY APPARATUS STAGING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008: EXIT on Highway 70 (Exit 165) proceed right (East) on Highway 70 for approximately 1 mile to Highway 361/61 and turn left (North) for approximately 3 miles to the Staging Officer's location for further direction. Staging area is an empty car dealership lot.
The Staging Area will be open at 8:00am - you must be in staging no later than 11:00am (funeral at 11:30am).