YFD Line of Duty Death #18
Michael L. Dolak, Assistant Chief
Date of Death: January 8, 1979
Burial Location: Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, OH.
Michael L. Dolak was appointed to the department on November 22, 1944. He was promoted to engineer in January 1952. He made Captain in 1955, Battalion Chief on September 16, 1967, and Assistant Chief in November 1972. Dolak was fighting a fire in a two story frame house at 230 Carlton at 2:30pm on Monday, January 8, 1979. He was in a second floor stairway when he uttered a sound and collapsed. He was removed from the structure and given CPR by firemen Pat Casey and Fred Sikora until the department ambulance arrived. He died around an hour after arriving at Saint Elizabeth Hospital.