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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Thomas Tuite
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Lieutenant
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/25/1919
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/25/1919
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On September 25, 1919, Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Tuite of Engine 48 died in the line of duty when he was thrown from Engine 48 at the intersection of East 42nd Street and South Calumet Avenue. The fire company was responding to an automobile fire. Tuite was transported to Wesley Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


“Fire Lieutenant Killed as He Leaps from Engine,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 26, 1919.

Obituary of Thomas Tuite, Chicago Daily Tribune, September 26, 1919.

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