IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Caplis
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/22/1965
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/22/1965
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 22, 1965, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John Caplis of Truck 29 suffered a fatal heart attack. Caplis had been assigned to light duty for two years following a previous heart attack in March 1963.


Obituary of John Caplis, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1965.

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