|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||56 to 60|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/26/1947|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack , Heat exhaustion|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On February 26, 1947, Chicago Fire Department Captain Harry A. English of Engine 68 suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a fire on North Avenue. A member of the department for twenty-eight years, English collapsed after he was overcome by smoke and heat while leading his company into the burning building. He was transported to Danish American Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Funeral services for English were held on March 1 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and he was buried in Mount Carmel.
“Capt. English Suffers Fatal Attack At Fire,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 27, 1947.