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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Raymond Sidwell
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/15/1985
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Hose operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/15/1985
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On July 15, 1985, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Raymond Sidwell died in the line of duty during a 2-11 fire on N. Keystone. A member of Engine 76, Sidwell suffered a heart attack while pulling hose lines on the fireground.


“Mothers tribute to a firefighter,” Chicago Tribune, July 20, 1985.

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