Donald Kaczka, Fire Engineer

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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.

Department information

Chicago Fire Department
City Hall
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Chief: Raymond Orozco

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