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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Patrick Lyons
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/19/1961
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/19/1961
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On May 19, 1961, Chicago Fire Department Chief Patrick Lyons of Battalion 3 suffered a fatal heart attack during a residential fire on Sedgwick Street. Lyons collapsed while directing firefighting operations. He was rushed to Grant Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Citation:

ā€œChief Suffers Heart Attack; Dies At Fire,ā€ Chicago Daily Tribune, May 20, 1961.


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