IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Sam Taylor
Agency Winthrop Harbor Volunteer Fire Department
Rank Assistant Chief
Type of Firefighter Paid-On-Call (POC)
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/29/1981
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Winthrop Harbor
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/29/1981 18:30
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On October 29, 1981, Assistant Chief Sam Taylor of the Winthrop Harbor Volunteer Fire Department died in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire.

Taylor suffered a fatal heart attack while searching for the seat of the fire on the first floor of the house.

Taylor was treated by firefighters at the scene and was transported to the hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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