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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Donald Moore
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/15/1975
Cause of Death Struck by object
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/15/1975
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Structural collapses , Fires , Truss roof collapses

Incident Summary

On August 15, 1975, Firefighter Donald A. Moore of Truck 38 of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a fire at a car dealership on North Cicero Avenue. An eighteen-foot brick wall collapsed on Moore as he and two other firefighters were trying to break down a wooden door at the rear of the building. Fire had weakened the truss roof supports in the building, causing the wall to collapse. Moore was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


“Fireman killed, 2 injured as brick wall collapses,” Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1975.

“Falling wall kills fireman,” Chicago Tribune, August 16, 1975.

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