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Donald Kaczka

Fire Engineer

On March 24, Fire Engineer Donald Kaczka of the Chicago Fire Department died after suffering a heart attack at the scene of a rubbish fire at a recycling plant.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Donald Kaczka was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Chicago Fire Department
City Hall
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Chief: Raymond Orozco

Age: 57
Rank: Fire Engineer
Classification: Career
Incident date: March 24, 1995
Date of death: March 24, 1995
Cause of fatal injury: Stress/Overexertion
Nature of fatal injury: Heart Attack
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Manufacturing

Last updated: June 13, 2012