|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|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|
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.