|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||3/7/1904|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||Equipment failure|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Hose operations|
On March 7, 1904, Chicago Fire Department Pilot John Hubbard of Engine 37 died in the line of duty while piloting the fireboat Illinois on the Chicago River.
The fireboat responded to a fire at a six-story distillery located on the river between Michigan Avenue and St. Clair Street, and Hubbard was fatally injured when a charged hose broke and wrapped itself around his neck. He died on the boat, before he could be taken to a hospital.
“Blame Enemies for Fire” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 8, 1904.