|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||20 and under|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/1/1859|
|Cause of Death||Struck by vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On April 1, 1859, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Stephen Warner of Engine 1 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Firefighters from Engine 1 responded to the alarm on foot, and were traveling up North Clark Street when Warner paused to rest. He was struck by the team of horses pulling the steam fire engine “Island Queen,” and fell into the street. Warner was crushed by the fire engine and died instantly.
“Shocking Casualty on North Clark Street,” Chicago Press and Tribune, April 2, 1859.