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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Chris Christiansen
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Engineer
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/8/1924
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/29/1924
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On June 29, 1924, Chicago Fire Department FirefighterEngineer Chris Christiansen was fatally injured while on duty at the Engine 34 firehouse when he fractured his skull after falling through the fire pole hole. He died from his injuries on July 8 at Cook County Hospital.


“Fireman Chris Christiansen Succumbs to Injuries,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 9, 1924.

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