|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||9/6/1939|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Electrocution|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On September 6, 1939, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Carl Schichi of Truck 19 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire in a junk yard on North Halsted Street. Schichi was electrocuted when he came into contact with an exposed power line. The insulation had burned off during the fire.
Funeral services for Schichi were held on September 11, and he was survived by his widow and two children.
“Chicago Fireman Killed by Exposed Power Line,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1939.
Obituary of Carl Schichi Jr., Chicago Daily Tribune, September 8, 1939.