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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Ted Waliczek
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/10/1982
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/24/1981
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Basement fires , Fires

Incident Summary

On March 24, 1981, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Ted Waliczek of Truck 54 suffered a heart attack while fighting a fire at Santucci’s Restaurant on S. Cicero Avenue. Waliczek’s on duty injuries contributed to his subsequent death on May 10, 1982.


“2 hurt fighting fire,” Chicago Tribune, March 25, 1981.

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