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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name William Zink
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 61 to 70
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/26/1971
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/25/1971
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 25, 1971, Lieutenant William J. Zink, a 33-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department, suffered chest pains while on duty with the 17th Battalion. Several hours later he suffered a heart attack in his home and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he died in the early hours of April 26.


Obituary of William J. Zink, Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1971.

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