|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||4/6/1955|
|Cause of Death||Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On April 6, 1955, two Chicago Fire Department firefighters died in the line of duty during a 2-11 commercial fire on Madison Street. Lieutenant Chester Marmoll of Truck 7 and Firefighter Robert Synakiewitz of Engine 24 were both overcome by smoke in a rear storeroom of a Walgreens Drugstore. They were transported to Presbyterian Hospital and were both pronounced dead on arrival.
“Flames Kill Two Firemen: Throngs See $10,000 Blaze in Drug Store,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 7, 1955.