|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/18/1930|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heat exhaustion|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Hose operations , Training duties|
On July 18, 1930, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Victor Johnson of Truck 35 died in the line of duty on a day of near-record heat in Chicago. Johnson was drilling with Engine 42 at the department’s training ground on Schor Street when he collapsed after dragging a hose line to the roof of the drill house. An inhalator squad attempted to revive him for more than an hour, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Johnson was survived by his widow and six children.
“100 Degree Heat Grips City: Fireman Dies As Mark Nears All-time High,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 19, 1930.