IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

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.


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

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

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