Saturday, August 16, 2008


Lorain – They have called it a “Brotherhood” and never has it been more evident in the Lorain Fire Department family as it has been since Firefighter John Volak was involved in a serious motorcycle crash in Lorain on Thursday.

Volak, a veteran Lorain Firefighter, remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland – surrounded by family and friends. Fellow Firefighters have been at the hospital around the clock since Volak arrived at Metro, many using vacation time or trade days.

Doctor’s met with Volak’s wife Jamie Friday and informed her and others that they the pressure around his head had not come down as they had hoped. They were told that the Doctors would be drilling an additional hole to add a different monitor that would help them better evaluate the situation to help determine treatment options.

Some good news came late Friday when the new monitor showed the pressure to be “only slightly above normal”.

Doctors will keep Volak on medication to regulate cranium pressure as well as fight any infections.

They will keep John on medication to regulate cranium pressure as well as fight infection, etc.

Volak’s Brothers at the Lorain Fire Department have begun collecting donations to assist the Volak family. If anyone would like to contribute to the fund may do so by visiting the Lorain Central Fire Station located at 1350 Broadway.

Firefighters have also created a website that will allow people to follow the progress of Volak – you can visit that website at to learn more or to post comments. Feel free to post your thoughts and well wishes here and they will be forwarded to the family.


Anonymous FF/EMT Sean Finnegan- Florence Fire/ Perkins Fire said...

Thoughts and prayers to firefighter volak and his family, and to his brothers from Lorain Fire. We know this is a difficult time, so hang in there guys! good luck, and god bless FF Volak!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous FF/EMT Sean Finnegan Florence/Perkins Fire said...

Thoughts and prayers to FF Volak, and his wife, as well as his brothers from Lorain Fire! I know this is a hard time. Good luck, and god bless!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Loraine Ritchey said...

Muley and I have both linked your site to our on this hope it helps Loraine

9:55 AM  
Blogger OberlinKenneys said...

my most sincere prayers are with you and your family.
get well soon brother

12:24 AM  
Blogger Buster's Momma said...

I linked to you too, TMC.
Thanks for getting the info out there!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

johns friends from copper kettle, past john you aqre in our prayers. we know you are a fighter and will pull through this. also prayers for your family. bob& bobby McF. god bless

9:43 AM  
Blogger CRUBOSS said...

jv & jamie ; our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. jamie ; keep your chin up , things will get better. john will pull through with flying colors. he is one tough cookie. love you guys.
sam & leo

11:00 AM  

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