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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Shanahan
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/1/1924
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/1/1924
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On July 1, 1924, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Thomas Shanahan of Engine 8 died in the line of duty following a vehicle collision while responding to a fire at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and 24th Street. Shanahan was thrown from Engine 8 when it collided with Engine 104 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 22nd Street. Shanahan died from his injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital.


“One Fireman is Killed, 2 Hurt as Trucks Crash,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 2, 1924.

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