IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Baron
Agency Steger Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Paid-On-Call (POC)
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/3/1984
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Hose operations , Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Steger
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/3/1984
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On January 3, 1984, Firefighter Thomas Baron of the Steger Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire. Baron collapsed after operating a hose line during firefighting operations.

Funeral services for Baron were held at St. Liborius Catholic Church on January 6, and he was interred at Calvary Cemetery. He was survived by his widow, two children, father, and sister.

Baron had been a member of the Steger Fire Department for twenty years, and he worked full-time as a repairman for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.


“Thomas Baron, volunteer firefighter,” Chicago Tribune, January 6, 1984.

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