IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Bernard Farmer
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Battalion Chief
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/14/1954
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Cerebrovascular accident/Stroke
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/14/1954
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On December 14, 1954, Battalion Chief Bernard Farmer of the 23rd Battalion of the Chicago Fire Department died while in the performance of duty at a fire. Farmer had responded to the fire at 4736 Iowa and after returning to Engine 67 quarters, died from a stroke.

Battalion Chief Farmer became a member of the Chicago Fire Department on January 5, 1921 and was survived by his wife and three children.


Obituary of Bernard Farmer, Chicago Daily Tribune, December 15, 1954.

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