By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

FAIRBURY, Ill. (AP) - A small-town in central Illinois has dedicated a new public safety complex to a firefighter who died seven years ago from injuries suffered while fighting a blaze.

The Brian J. Munz Public Safety Complex was dedicated on Thursday in the Livingston County town of Fairbury. Munz’s mother, Karen Munz, tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (https://bit.ly/1OugkQY ) that he would be happy with the honor.

Munz was 24-years-old when he died after fighting a fire in the town of Forrest with the all-volunteer Fairbury Fire Department.

The new building is next door to the older and smaller Fairbury Fire Department Building that it replaces. It has six equipment bays, a training room, radio and records room and a storage area.

It was funded with donations and a voter-approved bond issue.



Fairbury is about 35 miles northeast of Bloomington.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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