|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/29/1931|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heat exhaustion|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On June 29, 1931, Chicago Fire Department Captain John Moran of Engine 44 died in the line of duty during a heat wave. He collapsed at his firehouse on West Lake Street shortly after returning from a fire. Moran was a thirty-year veteran of the department, and had been a captain since 1920.
“Break in Heat Seen, But Today May Bring 100 Degrees: Nearly 50 Deaths in Chicago Area,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 30, 1931.