|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/10/1933|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On December 10, 1933, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Frank Zimmanck died from injuries he received while responding to a fire on December 6, 1933.
On December 6, Zimmanck was responding to a report of a fire at Eugenie and LaSalle Streets with Truck Company 10 when the apparatus he was riding in collided with a streetcar at the intersection of Eugenie and Sedgwick streets. Three firefighters were injured and taken to a hospital. Zimmanck, not realizing that he was seriously injured, remained on duty. On December 10, Zimmanck died at home from spinal injuries received in the collision.
Lieutenant Zimmanck had been a member of the fire department for 17 years and was survived by his widow and three children.
“Hit and Run Auto Kills One and Injures Two,” Chicago Tribune, December 11, 1933.