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Firefighter Details

Name Bernard Rogers
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 61 to 70
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/22/1985
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/22/1985
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On September 22, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Bernard Rogers died in the line of duty when he suffered a heart attack while at the Engine 120 firehouse. Attempts by his fellow firefighters to revive Rogers were unsuccessful and he was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Rogers was a thirty year member of the department and was reported to have been in excellent physical condition at the time of his death.


Obituary of Bernard Rogers, Chicago Tribune, September 24, 1985.

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