|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||3/6/1926|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On March 5, 1926, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Edward J. Peters of Engine 42 was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting an industrial fire on West Huron Street. Peters fell ill when he was overcome by fumes at the West Huron Coke Company. He was treated at Henrotin Memorial Hospital, and discharged to his home, but he never recovered and died the following day, March 6.
Peters was survived by a widow and three children.
“Fireman Dies from Coke Fumes in Bakery Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 7, 1926.