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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Phillip Kenneally
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/31/1984
Cause of Death Fall
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations , Ventilation operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 10/30/1984
Incident Location Residential
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On October 30, 1984, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Phillip Kenneally of Hook and Ladder Company 38 died in the line of duty during a fire in a three-story apartment building. Kenneally and other firefighters were on the roof of the building to cut ventilation holes, but he became disoriented when the smoke became extremely thick, and he fell down a three story airshaft. Kenneally was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital where he died the following day from his injuries.


“Firefighter Philip Kenneally,” Chicago Tribune, November 1, 1984.

“Firefighter buried,” Chicago Tribune, November 3, 1984.

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