On this date, September 18, in 1970, Firefighter Elmer Hoss passed away while in the performance of his duty
By Westmont Fire Company No. 1
September 18, 2023

Shortly after transporting a sick resident to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Firefighter Hoss suffered a heart attack while returning to Westmont in the ambulance.

Sadly, upon immediate return to the hospital, he was pronounced dead upon arrival, and thus became the third Westmont firefighter to die in the line of duty.

May he continue to rest in peace.