|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/30/1936|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On May 30, 1936, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Hodd Bond of Engine 19 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm on Ellis Avenue. Bond was driving Pressure Wagon 8, and was killed when the apparatus turned over after a collision with another fire department vehicle at the intersection of 35th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.
Bond was driving east on 35th Street and was crossing Cottage Grove Avenue when the wagon was struck by the southbound car of the acting chief for Battalion 10. Witnesses said the pressure wagon was moving at a moderate pace, but the car was traveling at a high speed. Bond was transported to Chicago Memorial Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Two other firefighters, including the acting battalion chief, suffered serious injuries in the collision.
“Two Fire Vehicles Crash; Fireman Is Killed, Chief Hurt,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 31, 1936.
“Hunt False Alarm Sender,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 1, 1936.