|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/19/1942|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On February 19, 1942, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Lloyd Benson, an acting lieutenant with Engine 35, died in the line of duty while fighting a basement fire on North Damen Avenue. A twelve year veteran of the department, Benson was overcome by smoke while fighting the fire, which started in a trash pile.
“Fireman Dies of Smoke From Rubbish Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 20, 1942.
“Fireman’s Death Accident,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 11, 1942.