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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Donald Wilson
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/21/1987
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
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 7/21/1987 1:5
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 21, 1987, Chicago Fire Department Captain Donald Wilson of Engine 129, 20th Battalion, suffered a heart attack while climbing into a fire apparatus outside the 5th District headquarters. Wilson was taken to Wilson Holy Cross Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.


Obituary of Captain David Wilson, Chicago Tribune, July 23, 1987.

“Firefighter dies of heart attack,” Chicago Tribune, July 22, 1987.

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