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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Prill
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/22/1927
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/22/1927
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On April 22, 1927, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John C. Prill died while on duty at the Engine 90 firehouse. Webster was washing windows on the second floor of the firehouse when he fell and fractured his skull. He was transported to Grant Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.


“Fireman Falls to Death,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 23, 1927.

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