CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 36Henry Heinsheimer

Henry Heinsheimer

Killed in the Line of Duty September 11, 1899

Fire Company Engine 8
Cause of Death Overcome by sewer gas
At Fire Box Number
Incident Type Confined space rescue attempt
Incident Location 725 Clinton

Died of exposure to "sewer gas" after an unsuccessful attempt, with Thomas Bland, to rescue a child from a vault (out house) at 725 Clinton Street in the West End. Bland descended first and was overcome. Heinsheimer attempted to rescue Bland and was also overcome. Both were rescued alive but unconscious. They both died around 30 minutes later. The child was dead when recovered.