|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/28/1914|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On December 25, 1914, Chicago Fire Department Captain Edward Phelan of Truck 29 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire on North Cicero Avenue. Phelan suffered a skull fracture when Truck 29 was struck by a streetcar at the intersection of Lake Street and Waller Avenue. Phelan was treated at St. Anne’s Hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries on December 28.
“Blaze Breaks Up Holiday Feast; 3 Firemen Hurt,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 26, 1914.