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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Adolph Worokis
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/30/1941
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/30/1941
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On June 30, 1941, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Adolph W. Worokis of Engine 48 died in the line of duty after he was overcome by smoke while fighting a residential fire on East 41st Street. He was treated by Inhalator Squad 3 and taken to Chicago Memorial Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.


“Fireman, Overcome as He Fights Blaze in House, Dies,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 1, 1941.

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