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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Stanley Mazurek
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/2/1945
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death Equipment failure
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Ladder operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/2/1945
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Structural collapses , Fires

Incident Summary

On January 2, 1945, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Stanley Mazurek of Engine 97 died in the line of duty following the collapse of a burning building on Brandon Avenue. Mazurek suffered a fractured skull when the ladder he was standing on slipped during the collapse.


“Fireman’s Death Held Accident,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 4, 1945.

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