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Sterling Fire Department LODD (more)

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Sterling Fire Department Lieutenant Garrett Ramos

Sterling Fire Department Lieutenant Garrett Ramos

Lieutenant Garret Ramos, who served with the Sterling Fire Department for nine years became the first Sterling firefighter to die in the line of duty.

Ramos, a 38-year-old father of two, responded to a house fire in Rock Falls around 11:04 p.m. on Dec. 3. In the early hours of Dec. 4, Ramos was inside fighting the fire at 10031 Ridge Road when the floor collapsed beneath him, prompting a rescue operation.

EMS crews attempted life-saving efforts while transporting Ramos to CGH Medical Center, where doctors continued those techniques to no avail.

The state fire marshal will be conducting a full investigation into the incident.

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Sterling Fire Department LODD (more)

With deepest regret the Sterling Fire Department and Chief Mike Dettman announce the death of Lieutenant Garrett E. Ramos, a 10-year veteran with the department, serving as Acting Captain on Shift 3.

Visitation will be from 1700 to 2000 hours on Wednesday December 8 at the Sterling High School Fieldhouse, 22 E Miller Rd. Sterling, IL .

Uniform personnel are requested to be at the field house at 1730 hours to participate in a walk through to honor Lieutenant Ramos.

Funeral services will be at the Westwood Sports Complex, 1900 Westwood Dr., in Sterling at 1000 hours on Thursday December 9.

There will be a memorial ceremony held at Sterling Fire Department main station.

Staging of equipment is at 0830 hours on December 9, 2021, at the Westwood Sports Complex.

RSVP for equipment attending the funeral to Dave Northcutt at Sterling Fire Department 815-632-6680.

Direct any other questions to Asst. Chief Greg Hurd 309-368-9320.

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Sterling Fire Department LODD

A 38 year old fire lieutenant from the Sterling, Illinois Fire Department died while fighting a house fire in rural Rock Falls overnight.   Firefighters were called to the rural residence shortly after 11 pm Friday for a reported garage fire that was spreading to the residence. Rock Falls and Sterling Fire Departments have an automatic aid agreement for fire calls such as these and both departments respond to such  calls. The first responding Rock Falls units could see the fire from some distance away and immediately put out a MABAS Box Alarm, with at least 12 area fire departments responding. Lieutenant Garrett Ramos from the Sterling Fire Department was inside the residence when the floor collapsed beneath him,  sending him crashing into the basement. Other firefighters were able to remove Lt, Ramos from the basement and he was transported by ambulance to CGH Medical Center in Sterling, where he succumbed to his injuries.  Lt. Ramos had previously served with the Charleston, S.C. Fire Department.

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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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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Chicago Fire Department news (more)

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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