IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Moore
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 1/21/1961
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Hose operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/21/1961
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Basement fires , Fires

Incident Summary

On January 21, 1961, Chicago Firefighter Charles Moore of Engine 122 suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a fire on West 63rd Street. Moore collapsed while rolling up hose following an extra alarm blaze in a three story apartment building, and was transported to Englewood Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Thirty tenants, mostly women and children, were safely evacuated from the building, but one other firefighter was injured while responding to the fire. The fire started in the basement before spreading up through a ventilation shaft. Second Deputy Fire Marshal Harry Mohr estimated the damage at $12,000.

Funeral services for Moore were held at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church.


“Fireman Dies; Collapsed At S. Side Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 22, 1961.

”Fatally Stricken in Fighting Fire,” Chicago Fire Fighter, March 1961.

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