On November 23, 1993, Candidate Firefighter Steven McNamee of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty during a training accident at the Chicago Fire Academy. Candidates had been taught the proper method for jumping from a building into an inflatable Life Cube and were practicing the technique by dropping thirteen feet into the device. Twenty-one candidate firefighters successfully completed the exercise, but McNamee was fatally injured during his jump, even though he landed within the Life Cube.
Day 219: Steven McNamee
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