|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||61 to 70|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/13/1960|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On October 13, 1960, Chicago Fire Department Captain John Reszczynski of Hook and Ladder 19 died in the line of duty during an arson fire in a commercial structure on Milwaukee Avenue. Reszczynski collapsed due to smoke inhalation while fighting the fire, and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Fire Captain Dies Of Smoke Inhalation,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 14, 1960.