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Fallen Christopher Firefighter to Be Honored by State Fire Marshal Friday

SPRINGFIELD – A fallen firefighter from Christopher is one of seven fallen Illinois firefighters that will be honored for their heroic sacrifice as the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office will host the Fallen Firefighter and Medal of Honor Ceremony Friday morning on the State Capitol Grounds in Springfield.

The family of Christopher Fire Department Firefighter Kody Vanfossan will be presented with the Duty Death Gold Badge.

Vanfossen died while fighting a structure fire in downtown Christopher on May 5, 2019.