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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Dennis King
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Recruit/Candidate/Probationary
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 2/15/1892
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Ladder operations , Training duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 2/15/1892
Incident Location Training ground
Incident Attribute Training accidents

Incident Summary

On February 15, 1892, Chicago Fire Department Candidate Dennis F. King of Truck 1 died in the line of duty following a training accident. King, a member of the department for ten days, was climbing a ladder as part of a pompier ladder drill outside the firehouse when he fell from the third story tower. He was transported to Mercy Hospital where he died.


“Fatal Fall of a New Fireman,” Chicago Daily Tribune, February 18, 1892.

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