IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Ballak
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/5/1912
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/4/1912
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On June 5, 1912, Lieutenant Joseph Ballak of Engine Company No. 51 of the Chicago Fire Department died of injuries received by falling through the hole surrounding the fire pole at Company Quarters on June 4, 1912.

Lieutenant Ballak became a member of the Department December 15, 1892 and was promoted to Lieutenant April 30, 1908.

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