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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Walter Rubin
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/30/1934
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/30/1934
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , Fires

Incident Summary

On October 30, 1934, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Walter Rubin of Engine 26 died in the line of duty after he was struck by an automobile while fighting a fire at the intersection of Ohio Street and Kedzie Avenue. Rubin was transported to Franklin Boulevard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


“Bus Hits Street Car; 4 Women, 3 Men Injured,” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 31, 1934.

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