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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Ryan
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 3/12/1926
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/12/1926
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On March 12, 1926, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Charles Ryan of Engine 119 died in the line of duty after he was overcome by smoke while fighting a residential fire on Oshkosh Street.


“Veteran Fireman Loses His Life Fighting Blaze,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 13, 1926.

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