Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Wedo Sebben
Agency Libertyville Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Paid-On-Call (POC)
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 7/20/1914
Date of Death 3/21/1971
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Ventilation operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Libertyville
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/21/1971
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On March 21, 1971, Firefighter Wedo Sebben of the Libertyville Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a kitchen fire in a house on Brookhill Road. The fire was one of several working fires that the department responded to that day. A member of the department for eighteen years, Sebben collapsed while placing an exhaust fan in the front door of the house.


Firefighter and Incident Images

Firefighter and Incident Audio

No Audio for this Firefighter/Incident record

Navigation

 
Address
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Driving Directions
Contact Us
E-mail: fsi@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Library
E-mail: fsi-library@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Social Media
        

You are encouraged to use this site for individual educational purposes only; however copy and/or reprinting of any materials and photographs without authorization is strictly prohibited. Please obtain permission by contacting fsi@illinois.edu

© 2019 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois