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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Donald Wilson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/21/1987
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/21/1987 1:5
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 21, 1987, Chicago Fire Department Captain Donald Wilson of Engine 129, 20th Battalion, suffered a heart attack while climbing into a fire apparatus outside the 5th District headquarters. Wilson was taken to Wilson Holy Cross Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Citations:

Obituary of Captain David Wilson, Chicago Tribune, July 23, 1987.

“Firefighter dies of heart attack,” Chicago Tribune, July 22, 1987.


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