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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Teddy Jezuit
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 56 to 60
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/3/1986
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 6/3/1986
Incident Location Storage
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On June 3, 1986, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Teddy Jezuit suffered a heart attack immediately after a fire at a Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation landfill near O’Hare International Airport. Efforts to revive him were started on-scene, and he was transported to Resurrection Hospital where he died. Jezuit had been assigned to 12th Battalion, serving with Hook and Ladder 63 and Engine 9.


“Firefighter Dies After Blaze,” Chicago Tribune, June 4, 1986.

Obituary of Teddy A. Jezuit¸ Chicago Tribune, June 5, 1986.

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