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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frank Zimmanck
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/10/1933
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/6/1933
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On December 10, 1933, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Frank Zimmanck died from injuries he received while responding to a fire on December 6, 1933.

On December 6, Zimmanck was responding to a report of a fire at Eugenie and LaSalle Streets with Truck Company 10 when the apparatus he was riding in collided with a streetcar at the intersection of Eugenie and Sedgwick streets. Three firefighters were injured and taken to a hospital. Zimmanck, not realizing that he was seriously injured, remained on duty. On December 10, Zimmanck died at home from spinal injuries received in the collision.

Lieutenant Zimmanck had been a member of the fire department for 17 years and was survived by his widow and three children.


“Hit and Run Auto Kills One and Injures Two,” Chicago Tribune, December 11, 1933.

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