Archive for December 23rd, 2010

Chicago firefighter deaths on December 22

Hank Sajovic sent this historical reminder:

Brothers and Sisters.

Please remember the other members of the Chicago Fire Department killed in the line of duty on December 22nd. (this is in addition to the 21 in 1910)

1952    Fireman 1C Patrick Rochford    Engine 82 Heart attack in quarters

1960    Battalion Chief Michael Lynch    Battalion 10 (Engine 19) fell thru pole hole

1989    Fireman Kelvin Anderson     Engine 107  Building Collapse Rose of Sharon Church 2950 W. Warren Blvd

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Bartlett firefighters reach out to neighbors

Bartlett firefighters offered the money that they would have spent exchanging gifts with one another to help area families instead. This is from the Daily Herald:

Bartlett firefighters help needy

Instead of exchanging gifts this year, Bartlett firefighters decided to pool what they would have spent on each other to help families in need. In only one week, members of the Barlett Fire Protection District and Local 3982 raised $1,000.

Members of the fire protection district contacted Hanover Township officials for names of families in need this holiday season and decided to give five families each a $200 gift card.

“The Bartlett Fire District and Local 3982 are extremely excited that our department was able to contribute back to the community during this holiday season,” said Lt. Richard Wilson.

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Schaumburg room and contents fire

Schaumburg responded to a fire yesterday in a third floor apartment on Valley Lake Drive . Firefighters encountered heavy smoke on arrival and initially had trouble locating the source until they discovered a mattress burning in a bedroom. The Daily Herald has an article HERE.

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2 Chicago firefighters die after building collapse – updates

There are several sources for continuing coverage of yesterday’s tragedy that claimed the lives of two Chicago firefighters and injured many others.

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