|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||41 to 45|
|Date of Birth||9/12/1951|
|Date of Death||12/21/1996|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Water supply operations|
On December 21, 1996, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Stanley E. Scott, assigned to Engine 47, was detailed to Engine 84 for the entire 24 hour tour of duty. At approximately 11:50AM, Engine 84 received a still alarm for a garage fire on S. May Street. Upon arrival, Engine 84 stretched 200 feet of 1 ¾ inch hose to the burning garage. Scott, who was assigned hydrant duties, proceeded to the hydrant and flushed it. He returned to the engine and stretched 200 feet of four inch supply hose to a nearby hydrant on S. Aberdeen Street. Upon returning to the engine, Scott collapsed along the right side of the engine.
Engineer Joseph Connally discovered Scott lying on the street and immediately summoned Captain John McPolin and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene. McPolin checked Scott’s vital signs and received no pulse and no respirations, so he immediately started CPR with Firefighter Brian Helmold assisting.
Within a few minutes, Ambulance 49 arrived on the scene and took over. Scott was immediately intubated using Advance Life Support, cardiac arrest Standing Medical Orders protocol. CPR was continued with defibrillation, but no change in the patient’s status was observed. Ambulance 49 transported Scott to Holy Cross Hospital in Advanced Life Support mode.
Ambulance 49 arrived at Holy Cross Hospital at approximately 12:18PM and turned over Scott to the emergency room staff. Scott was in full cardiac arrest upon arrival at the hospital, and all efforts to resuscitate him failed. He was pronounced dead at 12:28PM by attending emergency room physician.
Summary provided by the Chicago Fire Department.