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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name James Lausch
Agency Joliet Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 1/10/1935
Date of Death 12/30/1984
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties , Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Joliet
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/0/1984
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

In December 1984, James Lausch, an apparatus operator for the Joliet Fire Department, died in his sleep at Station One. Lausch had fallen asleep on a couch after responding to a few calls earlier in the night, and when he did not wake up the next morning, his fellow firefighters discovered that he had suffered a heart attack during the night.


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