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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Maurice Luby
Agency Bloomington Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/7/1912
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 Bloomington
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/7/1912
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On March 7, 1912, Bloomington Fire Department Firefighter Maurice Luby died from a heart attack while in performance of his duties at a fire.

Engine house No. 5 received the call to George Koch’s home at 1402 North Morris Avenue. Luby grabbed a ladder off the engine and was making his way towards the house, when he suffered a heart attack. Captain Fitzgerald caught Luby before he hit the ground.

Luby had served with the Bloomington Fire Department since 1890.

Citations:

“How Time Flies,” The Pantagraph, March 10, 1927.

“Fireman Luby Dies Like a Hero,” The Pantagraph, March 8, 1912.


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