|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/24/1930|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On February 24, 1930, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Maurice Shanahan of Squad 6 was overcome by gas poisoning while fighting a fire in a candy factory on West Chicago Avenue. Six other firefighters were also overcome by illuminating gas, but Shanahan’s injuries proved fatal as he died later that day.
“Firemen Win 3 Battles; One Is Dead; 1 May Die,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 25, 1930.