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Michael F. Drobitsch


Firefighter Drobitsch's death occurred during a diving training session.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Michael F. Drobitsch 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
121 North LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Chief: Fire Commissioner Edward Altman

Age: 46
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: June 20, 1997
Date of death: June 20, 1997
Cause of fatal injury: Caught or Trapped
Nature of fatal injury: Asphyxiation
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: June 13, 2012