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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Albert
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/31/1883
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Ladder operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/28/1883
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On August 28, 1883, Chicago Fire Department Truckman Charles Albert of Truck 5 was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting a fire on Blair Street. Albert was injured when he fell off a ladder during firefighting operations.

Albert died from his injuries on August 31, and he was survived by his widow and five children.

Citations:

“The City,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 2, 1883.


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