|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||1/1/1914|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On January 1, 1914, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter William Rohde of Engine 25 died in the line of duty. Rohde fell asleep at the firehouse after returning from a fire, but did not wake up when the company received another fire alarm. Captain E. M. Sweeney attempted to awaken Rohde, but found that he had died in his sleep.
“Alarm Finds Fireman Dead,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 2, 1914.