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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

CFD Media photo

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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South Holland Fire Department LODD FF/PM Dylan Cunningham (more)

Excerpts from kpcnews.com:

A crowd of hundreds congregated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smits Funeral Home, where they paid respects to honor the memory of Dylan Cunningham, 29, a South Holland firefighter and paramedic who died last week.

The private service was officiated by South Holland Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Daniel Svendsen. Outside, rows of public servants, including local firefighters, police officers, U.S. Army veterans, and Illinois and Indiana Army National guardsmen surrounded the funeral home, standing by as Cunningham’s loved ones and dignitaries bade their final farewells.

Cunningham, the son of Rosemary and Patrick Cunningham, died Sept. 30 during an underwater dive training exercise at Haigh Quarry Lake in Kankakee. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

He had been with the South Holland Fire Department in a part-time role since 2011 and was sworn in full-time in 2018. He was also a paramedic, served in the Illinois Army National Guard, and was a member of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Honor Guard Association and of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) 24/27 Dive Team. In October 2018, Cunningham received a Gold Seal from the South Cook County EMS medical director for his work in saving a patient on an EMS call.

Cunningham graduated from Thornwood High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. He earned a degree in fire science from Prairie State College, and then journeyed to Poland where he studied to become a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist for the Illinois National Guard. By the end of his service, Cunningham had earned the rank of sergeant and had served in a chemical operations and infantry unit.

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South Holland Fire Department LODD FF/PM Dylan Cunningham

From the South Holland FD Facebook page:

Funeral arrangements for South Holland FD FF/PM Dylan Cunningham

Funeral arrangements for South Holland FD FF/PM Dylan CunninghamFuneral arrangements for South Holland FD FF/PM Dylan Cunningham
Funeral arrangements for South Holland FD FF/PM Dylan Cunningham

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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard has been  activated for the line of duty death of South Holland Local #4109  Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham. Brother Cunningham passed on  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after suffering a medical emergency during  a training exercise.  Brother Cunningham was a member of the AFFI Honor  Guard, having been inducted in 2019.
 
Please bring local flags, pikes, and axes for use at the services. As  previously directed, all Honor Guard members should wear a plain black  mask at all times.  Additional precautions for each facility will be  discussed prior to the services.
 
Arrangements for Dylan Cunningham are as follow:
 
Visitation:  Tuesday October 6 from 1pm – 8pm at Smits Funeral Home located at 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane in Dyer, IN 46311
Firefighter Walk-Thru:  Line up at 6:00pm, walk thru at 7pm
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00am at Smits Funeral Home. Honor Guard members should assemble no later than 10:00am.
Procession to South Holland Station 43 then to St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood.
 
Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard

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South Holland Fire Department news (more)

Found on gofundme.com:

South Holland FD Firefighter Dylan CunninghamAs many of you may know Dylan Cunningham left this world yesterday during a dive training exercise. I think it’s only fitting to help raise some funds for his family, fiancé and his soon to be son, to help lessen the stress during this time. Many of us were honored to have had the privilege of knowing Dylan and having him be apart of our lives. Those who didn’t get the chance should know that he would have welcomed you with open arms. He was a genuine person who cared for every person he met and could put a smile on anyone’s face. Coworkers, friends, and family, let’s do what we do best and give back to the man who gave his all each and everyday. These funds will be given to Laura as a beneficiary and be used by them for whatever is needed. Here is the link for the Baby Registry as well .

GoFundMe campaign for the family of fallen South Holland Firefighter Dylan Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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