|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/15/1976|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firehouse duties|
On July 15, 1976, James Budz of the Chicago Fire Department died of a heart attack. A Chicago firefighter for fifteen years, Budz was performing firehouse duties at the 1st Battalion fire station when he experienced chest pains and collapsed. He was taken to Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Obituary of James Budz, Chicago Tribune, July 17, 1976.