|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/17/1945|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On May 17, 1945, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Harry Reid of Engine 26 was fatally injured while fighting a fire at a Milwaukee Avenue manufacturing plant. Reid was overcome by smoke and revived on the scene, but minutes later he collapsed and fell off a fire apparatus, striking his head on the sidewalk and suffering a fatal skull fracture. He was survived by his widow and six children.
“Fireman Killed in Plant Blaze; 2d is Overcome,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 18, 1945.
“Find Fireman’s Fatal Fall Was In Line Of Duty,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 19, 1945.