IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Stephen Foley
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/2/1925
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Electrocution
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/2/1925
Incident Location Industry/ Manufacturing
Incident Attribute Basement fires , Electrical hazards , Fires

Incident Summary

On December 2, 1925, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Stephen Foley of Squad 6 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire in the basement of the Atlantic Electric Fixture and Radio Company on Milwaukee Avenue. Foley was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a live wire. Earlier in the day, Foley’s wife had given birth to their first child, a son, at St. Ann’s Hospital.


“Son Born as Fireman Is Electrocuted,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 3, 1925.

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