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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Hans Jacobsen
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/22/1946
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/22/1946
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On July 22, 1946, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Hans Jacobsen of Engine 50 suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. Jacobsen was overcome by smoke and collapsed while fighting a rooming house fire on S. State Street.

Citations:

“Heart Attack Kills Fireman Fighting Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 23, 1946.


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