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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Warren Howe
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Truckman
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/25/1916
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/25/1916
Incident Location Vacant property
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On April 25, 1916, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Warren Howe of Truck 11 was fatally injured in the line of duty when he fell on his axe while fighting a fire on Cottage Grove Avenue. Howe died from his injuries later that day, and was survived by a widow and four children.


“Fireman Killed by Fall on Ax which Cut Artery,” Chicago Daily Tribune, April 26, 1916.

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