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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Conrad Wynne
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 2/14/1946
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Post-incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/14/1946
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On February 14, 1946, Chicago Fire Department Captain Conrad Wynne of Inhalator Squad 10 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a house fire on Arlington Place. Wynne’s squad attempted to resuscitate him for more than thirty minutes, but they were unable to revive him. Wynne had been a member of the fire department for twenty-three years, and he was survived by his widow and seven children.


“Fire Capt. Dies While Fighting Blaze In Home,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 15, 1946.

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