|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||7/22/1955|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||Smoke inhalation|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On July 22, 1955, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Berneal Deady of Truck 53 died after he was overcome by smoke and suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire at the Union Stockyards Swift Company.
The fire originated in a pile of paper cartons and was confined to the eighth floor of a building that was used as a smokehouse, and had few windows. Deady was overcome by smoke and stepped outside the building onto a fire escape where he collapsed. He was transported to Evangelical Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Fireman Dies Fighting Blaze in Stock Yards,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 23, 1955.