IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Carroll
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 11/28/1959
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 11/28/1959
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On November 28, 1959, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Thomas Carroll of Hook and Ladder 42, died from a fatal heart attack while fighting a small fire on S. LaSalle Street. He was transported to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.


“Fireman Dies at Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, November 29, 1959.

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