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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Warren Baker
Agency Alton Fire Department
Rank Recruit/Candidate/Probationary
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 21 to 25
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 8/25/1948
Cause of Death Fall
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 Alton
Incident State IL
Incident Date 8/25/1948 0:50
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute Firehouse accidents

Incident Summary

On August 25, 1948, the Alton Fire Department received an alarm at 12:50 AM. While responding to the alarm, Probationary Pipeman Warren Baker suffered a fatal injury at the Upper Alton Firehouse when he either fell through the floor trap or fell while sliding down the fire pole.

Baker was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served three years in the Pacific during World War II. Baker was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Alton and members of the local V.F.W. provided military honors during his funeral.

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