March 25, 1979 Box No. 413 was sounded on March 5, 1979. Engine Co. No. 54 responded southbound on Plainfield Avenue & Truck Co. No. 30 responded eastbound on Anntana Avenue. The units were responding emergency conditions, to what turned out to be a false alarm, when they collided. Acting Lieutenant Donald G. Knopp, riding the seat of E-54, was critically injured and transported to Shock Trauma with severe head injuries. He died from his injuries on March 25, 1979. Acting Lieutenant Donald Gustave Knopp was 44 years old. Number of years served are unknown at this time.