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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frederick Busch
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/18/1927
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/18/1927
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On Sunday, January 18, 1927, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Frederick Busch of Engine 117 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Busch was thrown from Engine 117 at the intersection of Laramie Avenue and Ohio Street when the fast-traveling apparatus lost control and collided with a parked wagon. Busch struck the pavement and died instantly from a fractured skull.


“Fireman Swept From Truck in Crash; Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 19, 1927.

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