On December 31, 1918, Pipeman Anthony BerBerich assigned to Engine Co. 31, responded to building fire.Upon arrival, while attempting to place a chock under the wheel,Pipeman Berberich slipped and fell under the wheel of the engine.The engine's wheel rolled over top of Pipeman Berberich and rendered him paralyzed. He suffered for nearly a year, enduring three operations. Pipeman Berberich died on November 14, 1919. Pipeman Anthony J. Berberich was 34 years old. Number of years served are unknown at this time.