|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/11/1928|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On June 11, 1928, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Fred Sommer of Engine 60 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire on Ellis Avenue. Sommer was overcome by smoke and collapsed while inside the burning building. He was revived on scene, but continued to have difficulty breathing, so he was transported to Billings Memorial Hospital. Despite efforts to revive him, Sommer died later that night.
“Fireman Dies; Overcome by Smoke in Hall,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 12, 1928.