Firefighter Joseph Bahlinger

Photo of Firefighter Joseph Bahlinger
Last Call: Mon, Nov 3rd, 1924
Date of Incident: Mon, Nov 3rd, 1924
Cause of Death: Electrocution
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 25


His wife, son, parents, two brothers and two sisters


As he worked on the roof at a residential fire, Firefighter Bahlinger came in contact with a live power line. The shock caused him to fall approximately 20 feet to the ground, resulting in a severe head injury. He died while being transported to St. Joseph Hospital. Firefighter Bahlinger was a member of Engine Co. 3.


Fort Wayne Fire Department
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One Main Street
Suite 901
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 427-1170
Chief Eric Lahey


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