|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/26/1936|
|Cause of Death||Fall , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Trauma , Burns|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On April 12, 1936, Recruit Firefighter Clarence Lesperance, was burned while fighting a fire at the Douglas Home, a landmark hotel on Vincennes Avenue in Chicago. Lesperance remained delirious in the hospital for several weeks until he fractured his skull when he jumped out a second story window at Alexian Brothers Hospital on April 23. He died from his injuries on April 26, 1936.
“Fireman Injured in Hotel Blaze Dies After Plunge,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1936.
“Injured Fireman Plunges from Window of Hospital,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 24, 1936.