|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||9/7/1930|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||Equipment failure|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Ladder operations|
On September 6, 1930, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Ernest Schabes of Squad 2 was fatally injured while fighting a fire at a drug store on West Madison Street. He was climbing a ladder when it slipped, causing him to fall more than twenty-five feet to the sidewalk below. Schabes died the following day, September 7, at West Side Hospital.
“Fireman Dies of Injuries Received in Fall at Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 8, 1930.