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Funeral arrangements for Chicago Firefighter/EMT Michael R Pickering

Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Michael Pickering, a 45-year-old veteran Chicago firefighter, died from COVID-19 complications Friday morning. Pickering, who joined the Chicago Fire Department in 2003 and was assigned to Engine 29 in the Bridgeport neighborhood, is the fourth member of the department to die from complications of the virus.

His relatives said he got sick a few weeks ago and was eventually hospitalized and placed on a respirator. It’s unclear how he contracted the virus. Pickering, who is also a father to two teenage girls, was escorted Friday afternoon by honor procession to the funeral home where his sacrifice was honored. 

On April 7, 2020, Mario Araujo became the first member of the fire department to die from the virus. Firefighter Edward Singleton died a week later from COVID-19 complications. In December, Paramedic Robert Truevillian died from the virus. 

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From CFD Media on Twitter:

The Chicago Fire Department asks that everyone keep Firefighter Michael Pickering, his colleagues, and especially his family in their prayers.

Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19.

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Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19.

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Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19.

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From CFD Media on Twitter:

Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19. This will be deemed a Line of Duty Death (LODD) His body will have a full ceremonial escort from McNeal Hospital to Hann Funeral Home at 82nd and Harlem shortly after noon today.

Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19

Firefighter Michael Pickering age 45, of ENGINE 29 passed away after contracting COVID-19

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Wabash Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from thexradio.com:

Special recognition is being planned at the funeral Saturday of a young Mattoon firefighter in honor of his service.

Twenty-one-year-old Mehdi Mourad had joined the Wabash Fire Protection District just five days before his death.

Mourad, a native of Morocco, was in the United States to attend school at Lake Land College. He was traveling on I-57 near the Lake Land College interchange to assist at a crash scene when he lost control of his vehicle in the rainy weather. His vehicle ran off onto the shoulder of the interstate and struck a vehicle that had pulled off to wait for the rainfall to lessen. Mourad had to be extricated from his vehicle and was taken to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

Firefighter Joe Holomy is coordinating the recognition for Mourad on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Association. Holomy said the MABAS District 54 Honor Guard will be on hand, as will Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez. 

Mourad’s funeral service will be at noon Saturday at New Hope Church in Effingham. While there will be a visitation time from 10am to noon, Holomy said there will be a firefighter walkthrough at 11:30am. There will also be a firefighter bell service at the close of the funeral service, and then an escort by various fire apparatus from New Hope Church to the cemetery in Neoga.

Holomy said it’s an unusual occurence for a young person like Mourad to want to join the fire service, especially considering he was visiting the United States for schooling.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

Family, friends, and colleagues are remembering Chicago Fire Department paramedic Robert Truevillian, who died of COVID-19 last year. A 20-year CFD veteran, Truevillian worked on Ambulance 71 in the South Deering neighborhood. He had been battling COVID-19 for about a month before he died last December.

Tuesday morning, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and fellow firefighters were on hand as Truevillian’s badge was added to the memorial wall at the Quinn Fire Academy.

Truevillian was 55 years old. He was the third active member of the Chicago Fire Department to die of COVID-19.

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian was honored and remembered during a badge ceremony today at the Quinn Fire Academy. “True” as he was known, was the third CFD member to have passed due to complications of COVID-19 in December.

Memorial for Chicago FD Paramedic in Charge Robert Truevillian

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Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District LODD

Excerpts from wglt.org:

A Marshall County firefighter has died after suffering severe burns in a fire at a family property over the weekend.

The Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District says Chaise Mangold died from his injuries Thursday morning. He was receiving care in the burn unit at a Springfield hospital. Mangold’s father was also injured in the Saturday fire.

Mangold was a firefighter with the department for more than three years.

Nearly $25,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe for the family’s expenses. Funeral arrangements haven’t yet been announced.

Chaise’s Fight

Due to the tragic incident that happened on April 10, Chaise, as well as his dad, Pat are at the hospital in Springfield. Chaise is fighting every day for his life and his family needs your support, love and prayers. The family has asked to keep their story private but updates on Chaise will be made through Kirstyn Friday’s Facebook page. 

Because of the outpouring of support and aid our community has shown, many have asked us to set up a page so that there is a way to keep supporting in every way possible. 

We thank you for all the continued support, love and prayers. Chaise needs every single one of them.

*All the money will be put for medical costs and put into Lisa Mangold’s account* 

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Hometown police officer killed at crash scene 4-3-21

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

A 34-year veteran Hometown police officer was struck and killed while investigating an accident early Saturday morning around 3:11 a.m. in the 9000 block of Pulaski.

Hometown police and other departments escorted the fallen officer’s body in a procession from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn to the Cook County medical examiner’s office..

Procession to accompany the body of fallen Hometown Police Officer James Kouski to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office 4-3-21

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CFD LODD Anniversary – Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer

From Chicago FD Media on Twitter:

The Chicago Fire Department gathered to remember the sacrifice made by Firefighters Corey Ankum & Edward Stringer 10 years ago fighting a fire on 75th Street at an abandoned former dry cleaner.

The bell was rung to not only honor Firefighters Corey Ankum & Edward Stringer, but to also honor and remember the 21 CFD members lost during the Chicago Stockyard fire in 1910.

Chicago firefighters and officials commemorates the anniversary of firefighters that died in the line of duty

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot commemorates the anniversary of firefighters that died in the line of duty

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Chicago firefighters and officials commemorates the anniversary of firefighters that died in the line of duty

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Fire service news – Coronavirus COVID-19 (more)

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Chicago FD Paramedic Robert Truevillian, who joined the department in 2000, died from complications of the Covid-19. He was assigned to ambulance 71, which operates out of the firehouse at 10458 S. Hoxie Ave. in South Deering and is the third active CFD member to die from complications of the coronavirus.

On April 7, Mario Araujo became the first fire department member to die from the virus  and  firefighter Edward Singleton died on April 14

From CFD Media on Twitter:

Chicago FD Paramedic Robert Truevillian died from complications of Covid-19

Chicago FD Paramedic Robert Truevillian

Sadly we announce the death of CFD PIC Robert Truevillian due to COVID-19. He joined the CFD as a Paramedic in December of 2000. He was assigned to Amb 71, 10458 Hoxie. He becomes the third active duty CFD member to die of COVID-19 complications. God be with him. 

Mourning bunting and station flags at half mast at Engine 81 Amb 71. 105 and Hoxie for PIC Robert Truevillian who died from Covid-19.

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Mourning bunting and station flags at half mast at Engine 81 Amb 71. 105 and Hoxie for PIC Robert Truevillian who died from Covid-19.

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