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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name George Christoffersen
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 2/24/1971
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 2/24/1971
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On February 24, 1971, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter George Christoffersen of Truck 55 died in the line of duty. A twenty-nine year veteran of the department, Christofferson suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire on N. Lawler Avenue.


“Dies Fire Fighting,” Chicago Tribune, February 25, 1971.

Obituary of George Christoffersen, Chicago Tribune, February 28, 1971.

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