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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Charles Siefert
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 21 to 25
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/23/1929
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Water supply operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/23/1929
Incident Location Vacant property
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On January 23, 1929, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Charles Siefert of Engine 25 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the abandoned McAvoy Brewery at the intersection of 24th Street and South Park Way. Siefert fell down a flight of steps while calling for more water pressure for the Engine 9 hoses.


“Two South Side Firemen Killed in Line of Duty,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 24, 1929.

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