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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Papp
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/17/1969
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/17/1969
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On September 17, 1969, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Joseph Papp of Engine 85 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at the Engine 85 firehouse.

Funeral services for Papp were held on September 20 at Koissak Funeral Home, and he was buried at Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and three children.


“Obituary of Joseph Papp,” Chicago Tribune, September 17, 1969.

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