|Agency||Danville Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/1/1936|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Ladder operations , Ventilation operations|
On November 1, 1936, Firefighter William Schroeder of the Danville Fire Department suffered a fatal heart attack in the line of duty while fighting a fire on North Jackson Street.
Firefighters received an alarm for the house fire at 9:34AM, and Schroeder drove an aerial apparatus that responded to the fire. Schroeder became ill while he was on a ladder contributing to ventilation operations with an axe, so he descended the ladder to rest on the running board of the aerial truck. He soon collapsed and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A member of the Danville Fire Department for sixteen years, Schroeder was also a veteran of World War I.
“Fireman of City Stricken while Battling Blaze,” Commercial-News, November 2, 1936.