|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/8/1942|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||Duty disability|
|Type of Duty||Firehouse duties|
On February 8, 1942, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Prendergast of Squad 1 died from injuries sustained in the line of duty on January 23. A six year veteran of the department, Prendergast was injured after he fell while washing windows at his firehouse.
“Fireman, Injured in Fall at Engine House, Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 9, 1942.