IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Marek
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Engineer
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/18/1949
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/18/1949
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 18, 1949, Chicago Fire Department Engineer John Marek suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at the Engine 116 firehouse.


“Fire Department Engineer Dies of Heart Attack,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 19, 1949.

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