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Firefighter Details

Name Anthony Kennedy
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/30/1931
Cause of Death Fall
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 8/19/1931
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On August 19, 1931, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Anthony M. Kennedy of Engine 17 was fatally injured while on duty at his firehouse on West Lake Street. He was hurt when he fell from the sliding pole after being awakened by a fire alarm. Kennedy suffered a fractured skull and was treated at West Side Hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries on August 30.


“Fireman Injured in Fall from Sliding Pole Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, August 31, 1931.

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