Archive for August 14th, 2010

CFD LODD FF/PM Chris Wheatley

CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley

This is one of four commemorative markings that now adorns Truck 2.

Last Monday, the 9th of August, CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley of Truck Co 2 succumbed to injuries incurred after he fell from a ladder near the roof line while working at a fire at 615 W. Randolph. Chris was laid to rest yesterday, August 13, 2010 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip following a mass at St. John Fisher Church on South Washtenaw.

CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley

The casket is loaded onto Engine 5 for the journey to the church.

CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley funeral

Chicago Fire Department commissioners and chiefs salute as the casket is brought out of the funeral home.

CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley funeral

Chicago Fire Department personnel line the street in front of St John Fisher Church. Beyond the city firefighters and officers are members of the AFFI Honor Guard representing many suburban Chicago fire departments.

CFD FF/PM Chris Wheatley funeral

Members carry the casket from the church.

Images documenting the ceremonies and service can be viewed at Tim Olk’s website HERE and Larry Shapiro’s website HERE.

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Wheeling FD Opens New Station

As of 6PM today, August 14, 2010, the Wheeling Fire Department is occupying their new headquarters fire station #24 at 499 S. Milwaukee Avenue. The old station #24 at what was the public safety complex, 255 W. Dundee Road, will not house any fire apparatus or firefighters for the near future. This facility will be remodeled so that the fire department can have a small presence within what will be the new expanded police headquarters. Eventually a single company will run out of the 255 W. Dundee Road location to maintain an optimum response to the northwest portion of their district.