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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Norman Young
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 11/5/1965
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Ambulance operations , Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 11/5/1965
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On November 5, 1965, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Norman Young of Engine 13 suffered a fatal heart attack while driving a patient to the hospital in an ambulance. Young collapsed over the steering wheel of the ambulance while traveling on E. Chicago Avenue, crashing the vehicle into a parked car.


“Fireman Dies Driving Ambulance to Hospital,” Chicago Tribune, November 6, 1965.

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