IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Harold Hecht
Agency Steger Fire Department
Rank Chief
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 0/0/1974
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 Steger
Incident State IL
Incident Date 0/0/1974
Incident Location Industry/ Manufacturing
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

In 1974, Chief Harold Hecht of the Steger Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty after fighting a factory fire.


“Thomas Baron, volunteer firefighter,” Chicago Tribune, January 6, 1984.

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