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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Edmond Kett
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 6/26/1896
Date of Death 5/14/1949
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/6/1949
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On May 14, 1949, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Edmond P. Kett of Engine 11 died from injuries he had sustained while on duty at the Engine 11 firehouse. Kett had been fatally injured when he fell down a flight of steps on May 6.

Funeral services for Kett were held on May 18 at the Our Lady of the Angels Church, and he was buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and six siblings.


“Fall in Fire Station Fatal to Lieutenant, 53,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 15, 1949.

Obituary of Edmond P. Kett, Chicago Daily Tribune, May 16, 1949.

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