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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frank Brady
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/20/1969
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Non-emergency/Non-firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/20/1969
Incident Location Public assembly
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On May 20, 1969, Chicago Fire Department Captain Frank Brady of the Fire Prevention Bureau suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty. Brady collapsed while attending a fundraiser at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. He was transported to Wesley Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Funeral services for Brady were held at St. Monica Church on May 23, and he was survived by his widow and three children.


“Capt. Brady Collapses at Dinner, Dies,” Chicago Tribune, May 21, 1969.

“Obituary of Frank Brady,” Chicago Tribune, May 22, 1969.

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