01/22/09 84 W, 1 I - + 14 - 10 Illinois Fire Service Institute

From the Missus, who saw this on a library resources mailing list, the Illinois Fire Service Institute has a nifty online database of firefighter line-of-duty deaths. The resource provides both historical background information and related digitzed images about almost 800 firefighter deaths over the last 150 years. There's even an online tutorial to get users started. Search by name, agency, gender, rank, age, and death year. How many of those are Chicago Fire Department fataliities, you ask? They total 569, beginning in 1898.

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