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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Carl Schichi
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/6/1939
Incident Location Storage
Incident Attribute Electrical hazards , Fires

Incident Summary

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.

Citations:

“Chicago Fireman Killed by Exposed Power Line,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1939.

Obituary of Carl Schichi Jr., Chicago Daily Tribune, September 8, 1939.


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