Minneapolis Fire Department

Albert Thuleen - Minneapolis FD

Albert Thuleen, Firefighter, Ladder 5 - April 17, 1930

Thuleen died in a collision between Ladder 5 and a streetcar at Hennepin Avenue and 31st Street. Ladder 5, northbound on Hennepin on a fire run, swung out to pass the streetcar when its tiller broke. The ladder trailer slammed sideways into the rear of the streetcar, throwing Thuleen to the street with fatal results.