|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/25/1971|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On April 25, 1971, Otto Pospisil, a Relief Captain with the Chicago Fire Department’s 1st Division, died in the line of duty. Pospisil suffered a heart attack while fighting an extra-alarm warehouse fire on Cottage Grove Avenue, and was taken to Michael Reese Hopsital where he was pronounced dead.
“Fire Captain Dies After Fighting Blaze,” Chicago Tribune, April 26, 1971.
Obituary of Captain Otto Pospisil, Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1971.