|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||5/29/1985|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On May 26, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Magnus was severely injured when he fell off the roof of a two story apartment building during a fire. Magnus, an eight year veteran with Hook and Ladder 35, fell when he was blinded by smoke and became disoriented. Magnus was taken to St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, where he died three days later.
“Injured in weekend blaze, fireman dies,” Chicago Tribune, May 30, 1985.
“Farewell to a firefighter,” Chicago Tribune, June 4, 1985.
“Mass set for city firefighter,” Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1985.