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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Stephen Warner
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Pipeman
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 20 and under
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/1/1859
Cause of Death Struck by 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 4/1/1859 19:0
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents , False alarms

Incident Summary

On April 1, 1859, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Stephen Warner of Engine 1 died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Firefighters from Engine 1 responded to the alarm on foot, and were traveling up North Clark Street when Warner paused to rest. He was struck by the team of horses pulling the steam fire engine “Island Queen,” and fell into the street. Warner was crushed by the fire engine and died instantly.


“Shocking Casualty on North Clark Street,” Chicago Press and Tribune, April 2, 1859.

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