|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||51 to 55|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||3/19/1946|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Asphyxiation , Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On March 19, 1946, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Frank J. Leyhane of Engine 72 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a basement fire in a residence on Avalon Avenue. Leyhane had left the basement and collapsed while he was bringing in another fire hose.
Leyhane had been a member of the fire department for 24 years. Funeral services were held in St. Basil’s Church on March 22, and he was survived by his widow, a son, his mother, and his brother.
“Lt. F. J. Leyhane Dies of Heart Attack At Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 20, 1946.