|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/17/1934|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On November 17, 1934, Chicago Fire Department Chief Thomas W. Anderson of Battalion 7 died in the line of duty after fighting a 2-11 fire on West 14th Street. Anderson suffered a heart attack and collapsed at the Engine 18 headquarters shortly after returning from the fire. A twenty-six year veteran of the department, Anderson was survived by his widow and three children.
“Chief Anderson Dies After Dash To Factory Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, November 18, 1934.