|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/31/1914|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On May 31, 1914, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Harry H. Lambe of Engine 70 died in the line of duty when he was thrown from Engine 70 while responding to a fire alarm. Due to the absence of the regular driver, Lambe was driving Engine 70 to the fire when the front wheel of the engine struck a hole on Montrose Avenue. Lambe was thrown from the vehicle and crushed by two of the fire engine’s wheels. He was transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Lambe was survived by his widow and six children.
“Rut in Montrose Avenue Causes Death of Fireman: Harry Lamb Shaken from Seat on Fire Engine by Hole in Pavement and Crushed Under Wheels,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 1, 1914.