|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/27/1929|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On April 27, 1929, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman William Schultz of Engine 34 died in the line of duty while fighting a 4-11 alarm fire in a warehouse on North Des Plaines Street. Schultz was operating on the third floor of the warehouse when the fourth floor collapsed. Schultz was buried under dozens of 100-pound sacks of sugar that fell to the third floor, and it took other firefighters more than ten minutes to rescue him. He was transported to Washington Boulevard Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
“Fireman Dies, 4 Slide to Safety in $75,000 Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 28, 1929.