Steve Charlie Baranowski   

July 9, 1907  -  February 3, 1969 at age 62  

      

Born :   in Chappell Hill, Texas                
Entered Fire Department :
December 11, 1941
Duty :
Captain  at Station #37  
Buried :
Forest Park Cemetery, Westeimer,  Section 502, Plot 168, Space 2 

Steve Baranowksi was a veteran fire fighter of 28 years. He had seen many blazes through the years. The last fire he fought was a house fire at 3631 Underwood. The fire at this location had been extinguished and overhaul was taking place to clean up and make sure the fire was out. Captain Baranowksi and his crew were up on the roof of the structure pulling shingles off when suddenly the fire captain fell unconscious. The district chief, who was on the scene, went up a ladder and brought the stricken captain down over his shoulder. The fire fighters on the ground worked feverishly to save Captain Baranowski with a new lifesaving technique called CPR. He was transported to Methodist Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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