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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Raymond Magnus
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
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

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/26/1985
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

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.

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