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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name William Rohde
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/1/1914
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

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.

Citation:

“Alarm Finds Fireman Dead,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 2, 1914.


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