|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/17/1963|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On May 6, 1963, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Andrew Ted Gapsa of Rescue Squad 2 was fatally injured when he was thrown from a fire truck while responding to a false alarm. Gapsa was transported to St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital where he died from his injuries on May 17.
“Fireman Dies Hurt in Fall from Truck,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 18, 1963.