|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||8/26/1936|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On August 25, 1936, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Edward McMenamin of Engine 61 was fatally injured in the line of duty. McMenamin was thrown from Engine 61 when it collided with Truck 30 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 50th Street while the two apparatus were responding to a fire on Calumet Avenue. Truck 30 was driving northbound on Michigan Avenue, and Engine 61 was traveling eastbound on 50th Street, and when the two apparatus collided, the rear portion of the engine turned over, throwing McMenamin and another firefighter to the ground. McMenamin suffered a broken leg, two broken hands, and a skull fracture. He was treated at Illinois Central Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries on August 26.
“Fire Truck and Engine Crash; 4 Firemen Hurt,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 26, 1936.
“Woman Believed Hit-Run Victim Dies of Injuries,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 27, 1936.