|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||56 to 60|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/24/1971|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On February 24, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter George Christoffersen of Truck 55 died in the line of duty. A twenty-nine year veteran of the department, Christofferson suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire on N. Lawler Avenue.
“Dies Fire Fighting,” Chicago Tribune, February 25, 1971.
Obituary of George Christoffersen, Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1971.