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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Hodd Bond
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/30/1936
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/30/1936
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , False alarms

Incident Summary

On May 30, 1936, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Hodd Bond of Engine 19 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm on Ellis Avenue. Bond was driving Pressure Wagon 8, and was killed when the apparatus turned over after a collision with another fire department vehicle at the intersection of 35th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Bond was driving east on 35th Street and was crossing Cottage Grove Avenue when the wagon was struck by the southbound car of the acting chief for Battalion 10. Witnesses said the pressure wagon was moving at a moderate pace, but the car was traveling at a high speed. Bond was transported to Chicago Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Two other firefighters, including the acting battalion chief, suffered serious injuries in the collision.

Citations:

“Two Fire Vehicles Crash; Fireman Is Killed, Chief Hurt,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 31, 1936.

“Hunt False Alarm Sender,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 1, 1936.


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