|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/12/1911|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Electrocution|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On October 12, 1911, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman John Flynn of Engine 55 died in the line of duty while fighting a barn fire on Lincoln Avenue. Flynn was electrocuted inside the burning barn when live electrical wires fell from the ceiling and coiled around his neck. He was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. A thirty year veteran of the department, Flynn had previously served on the fireboats Yosemite and Geyser.
“Try to Restore Life to Fireman,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 13, 1911.