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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Albert Voight
Agency Oak Park Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 8/3/1907
Date of Death 10/26/1953
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency medical care

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Oak Park
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/26/1953
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Medical emergencies

Incident Summary

On October 26, 1953, Captain Albert Voight of the Oak Park Fire Department died in the line of duty while on an emergency medical call.

As captain of the rescue squad, Voight commanded the fire inhalator team that responded to a reported heart attack on North Humphrey Avenue. After successfully reviving the victim, Voight lost consciousness and collapsed, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Funeral services for Voight, a member of the Oak Park Fire Department since 1930, were held on October 29, and he was survived by his widow, son, and mother.


“Victim Saved by Inhalator, but Chief Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 27, 1953.

“Oak Park Rites Tomorrow for Capt. Voight,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 28, 1953.

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