|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||8/15/1975|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On August 15, 1975, Firefighter Donald A. Moore of Truck 38 of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a fire at a car dealership on North Cicero Avenue. An eighteen-foot brick wall collapsed on Moore as he and two other firefighters were trying to break down a wooden door at the rear of the building. Fire had weakened the truss roof supports in the building, causing the wall to collapse. Moore was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Fireman killed, 2 injured as brick wall collapses,” Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1975.
“Falling wall kills fireman,” Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1975.