|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/4/1971|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Hose operations|
On May 4, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Louis Coda of Engine 93, 17th Battalion, died in the line of duty. Coda suffered a heart attack and collapsed while dragging a hose line during a fire on S. Michigan Avenue. Coda was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Fighting Fire,” Chicago Tribune, May 5, 1971.