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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Richard Franzen
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/14/1965
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/21/1965
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On February 21, 1965, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Richard J. Franzen was seriously injured when he was thrown from Truck 20 while returning from an alarm. Franzen was admitted to St. Bernard’s Hospital for treatment, where he died on April 14, 1865, as a result of his injuries.


Obituary of Richard Franzen, Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1965.

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