|Agency||Oak Park Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||8/3/1907|
|Date of Death||10/26/1953|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency medical care|
On October 26, 1953, Captain Albert Voight of the Oak Park Fire Department died in the line of duty while on an emergency medical call.
As captain of the rescue squad, Voight commanded the fire inhalator team that responded to a reported heart attack on North Humphrey Avenue. After successfully reviving the victim, Voight lost consciousness and collapsed, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Funeral services for Voight, a member of the Oak Park Fire Department since 1930, were held on October 29, and he was survived by his widow, son, and mother.
“Victim Saved by Inhalator, but Chief Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 27, 1953.
“Oak Park Rites Tomorrow for Capt. Voight,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 28, 1953.