|Agency||Bloomington Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||2/15/1927|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On February 15, 1927, Bloomington Fire Department Captain William Glave died after suffering a fall while fighting a fire at 542 University Avenue.
Glave was ascending the home through an attic scuttle-hole of an upper room. He fell about eight feet to the ground from the attic but was able to get up and didn’t complain of an injury. Sometime later that day, he became sick and fainted at the central engine house and was taken to Brokaw Hospital. The initial cause of death was contested, either resulting from smoke inhalation or a ruptured blood vessel after the fall. The cause of death was later determined to be a hemorrhage in his lungs.
Glave served with the Bloomington Fire Department since 1903. He was appointed to Captain in 1922.
“Death Summons William Glave,” The Pantagraph, February 16, 1927.