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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Anthony Gallo
Agency Schaumburg Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 12/16/1977
Cause of Death Thrown from 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 Schaumburg
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/16/1977 7:40
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , False alarms

Incident Summary

On December 16, 1977, Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo of the Schaumburg Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Gallo was fatally injured while riding the tailboard of a fire truck that overturned near the intersection of Higgins and Meacham Roads. The fire truck had swerved down an embankment to avoid a collision after the civilian vehicle in front of it skidded on ice.

Funeral services for Gallo were held at St. Marceline Church in Schaumburg on December 19, and he was survived by his widow and three children.


“Truck overturns, kills fireman,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1977.

“Truck flips; fireman killed,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1977.

“Mass set for Fireman Gallo,” Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1977.

“A final tribute for a Schaumburg fireman,” Chicago Tribune, December 20, 1977.

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