|Agency||Bloomington Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|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|
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.