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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Kohles
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 2/13/1946
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Search and rescue operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/13/1946
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On February 13, 1946, Fireman First Class John Kohles of Engine Company No. 25 of the Chicago Fire Department died from a heart attack while in performance of a duty at a fire at Archer and Grove Avenues.

Kohles became a member of the Department on March 9, 1925. He left behind a wife and three children.


Obituary of John Kohles, Chicago Daily Tribune, February 15, 1946.

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