IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Bernard Wienckowski
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/1/1971
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/1/1971
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On January 1, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Bernard J. Wienckowski of Engine 91 suffered a heart attack while on duty at the Engine 91 firehouse.

Funeral services for Wienckowski were held on January 4, and he was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and one son.


“Obituary of Bernard J. Wienckowski,” Chicago Tribune, January 2, 1971.

Firefighter and Incident Images

Firefighter and Incident Audio

No Audio for this Firefighter/Incident record