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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Michael Morrissey
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/15/1932
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/2/1932
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On February 2, 1932, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Michael Morrissey of Engine 31 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm. Morrissey was climbing onto Engine 31 at company headquarters when he slipped from the apparatus and struck the floor, suffering a skull fracture. He succumbed to his injuries at Franklin Boulevard Hospital on May 15, and was survived by his widow and one son.


“Fireman Dies from Fall Off Engine in Quarters,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 15, 1932.

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