IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Janovic
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/23/1971
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/23/1971
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 23rd, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Joseph Janovic of Hook and Ladder 54 died in the line of duty after suffering a heart attack outside of his firehouse. Janovic, a twenty-eight year veteran with the department, had just returned to quarters following a fire alarm.


Obituary of Lt. Joseph Janovic, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1971.

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