IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Hoffman
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 8/2/1962
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/2/1962
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute False alarms

Incident Summary

On August 2, 1962, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John E. Hoffman of Engine 39 suffered a fatal heart attack after returning from a false alarm. Hoffman served as the battalion chief’s driver, and had worked for the department for sixteen years.


Obituary of John E. Hoffman, Chicago Daily Tribune, August 3, 1962.

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