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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Kezer
Agency La Grange Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter [Unknown]
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/7/1902
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heat exhaustion
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City La Grange
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/7/1902
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 7th, 1902, Firefighter George Kezer of the La Grange Fire Department died in the line of duty.

On July 7th, Kezer died after returning from a fire run. At the time, the fire department’s apparatus was pulled by the men, and his cause of death was determined to be heat exhaustion.

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