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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Sigurd Christofferson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/4/1925
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 12/28/1924
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On December 28, 1924, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Sigurd Christofferson of Truck 7 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a restaurant fire on West Roosevelt Road. Christofferson, a seventeen year veteran of the department, was thrown from Truck 7 when it struck a road abutment at the intersection of Lake Street and Oakley Boulevard. He was treated at Midwest Hospital, where he died from his injuries on January 4, 1925.


“Ice Floes Trap Lake Ship with 60 Aboard; Fireman May Die,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 29, 1924.

“Driver Flees After Speeding Auto Kills Man,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 5, 1925.

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