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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Darryl Williams
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 26 to 30
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/7/1980
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 Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/7/1980
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On October 7, 1980, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Darryl Williams of Engine 68 collapsed during a house fire. Firefighters were unable to revive Williams at the scene, so he was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead from a heart attack.


“Firefighter collapses, dies,” Chicago Tribune, October 8, 1980.

“Dead fireman passed some tests when hired,” Chicago Tribune, October 10, 1980.

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