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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph McCauley
Agency Joliet Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/1/1971
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 Joliet
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/1/1971
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

Joseph McCauley, an apparatus operator for the Joliet Fire Department, died in the line of duty on March 1, 1971. During a cold night, McCauley became ill while running the pump at a house fire. He climbed into the cab of the fire engine, where his fellow firefighters later found him dead of a heart attack.

McCauley was remembered as an exceptionally quiet man, who always turned down vacations because all he wanted to do was watch sports on television, which he could do at the firehouse.

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