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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Michael Moline
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/4/1940
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Hazardous materials response

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/4/1940
Incident Location Industry/ Manufacturing
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On June 4, 1940, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Michael Moline died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the Silverman Jobbing Company building on South Halsted Street. Nearly one-third of the department’s apparatus responded to the blaze, and Moline and other firefighters were operating hose lines from the roof of a neighboring one-story building when he was overcome by smoke and fumes from burning celluloid. Moline was carried from the roof and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Funeral services for Moline were held at Blessed Agnes Church on June 8, and he was buried at St. Adalbert’s.

Citations:

“Fumes from Celluloid Kill Fire Lieutenant in Spectacular Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 5, 1940.


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