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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Clarence Sredzinski
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/5/1960
Cause of Death Struck by vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 1/5/1960
Incident Location Vacant property
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , Blizzards

Incident Summary

On January 5, 1960, Chicago firefighter Clarence F. Sredzinski died of a fractured skull after being crushed by a fire engine. He had responded with Engine Company 126 of the 19th battalion to a fire at a vacant home. After dismounting the rig, he slipped on ice and fell beneath the pumper truck’s wheels.


“Fireman, Boy Killed By City Owned Trucks,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 6, 1960.

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