|Agency||Oak Park Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||9/15/1891|
|Date of Death||3/13/1926|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision , Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On March 13, 1926, Firefighter August “Gus” Camphousen of the Oak Park Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm.
Camphousen was fatally injured when he was thrown from a fire truck when it collided with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of Superior Street and Euclid Avenue. Camphousen was transported to West Suburban Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
“Fireman Killed As Truck Hits Oak Park Auto,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 14, 1926.