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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name William Foss
Agency Libertyville Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Paid-On-Call (POC)
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/12/1971
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Libertyville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/12/1971
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On October 12, 1971, Assistant Chief William Foss of the Libertyville Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack, his second heart attack while on duty with the Libertyville Fire Department. Foss had suffered his first heart attack during a training exercise a few years earlier, and doctors had cleared him to return to active duty.

Foss served with the Libertyville Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter from March 1948 to November 1950. He rejoined the department in September 1952 and remained a paid-on-call member until his death nineteen years later.

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