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Chicago Fire Department LODD Lieutenant Kevin Ward (more); #decal; #ChicagoFD; #KevinWard; #LODD;

Memorial decal for the LODD of Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Kevin Ward

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Chicago Fire Department LODD Lieutenant Kevin Ward

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Chicago FD Lieutenant Kevin Ward

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Kevin Ward passed away Tuesday, 18 days after he was injured while working a fire in the 8300 block of West Balmoral Avenue. Ward was one of three firefighters injured in the blaze on Aug. 11. A mayday call was issued during that fire, with two firefighters, including Ward, ending up trapped in the basement of the home.

He was taken to an area hospital for treatment for burns and smoke inhalation, and was originally listed in critical condition. He was later upgraded to serious condition on Aug. 13, with officials saying he was making steady improvement.

He remained hospitalized after the fire, and passed away on Tuesday morning.

A procession will escort Ward from Loyola Medical Center to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday afternoon.

Ward, 59, joined the department in 1996.

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Of interest … Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger LODD

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The New Haven-Berger Fire Protection District mourns the loss of one of its own. Firefighter Lloyd Ruediger recently died in the line of duty. He dedicated 59 years of his life to the New Haven community. He was 84 years old.

Ruediger was a volunteer firefighter. The fire district says he died Monday after responding to a house fire the evening before. He suffered a cardiac arrest. He is survived by three adult children and many grandchildren.

“He was an army veteran. Fifty-nine years of service, dedicated service to this community. It’s a tragic loss for New Haven-Berger Fire and everyone that he touched over the years,” said Mike Thiemann, Metro West Fire District Division Chief.

Chief Thiemann had come to the fire district to help with service and funeral planning, and said several nearby agencies have been keeping watch over him.

“They’ve been watching over Lloyd since this occurred. He is at the medical examiner’s office, and they’ve been keeping watch,” said Thiemann “They will continue that throughout this entire process so that the family has confidence that he’s being taken care of.”

Firefighter honors will be paid on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the New Haven Fire Station.

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Wabash Fire Protection District news

From the Wabash Fire Protection District Facebook page:

June 27, 2021 – Firefighter Mehdi Mourad 21, LODD; #LODD; #WabashFPD; #MehdiMourad;

Wabash FPD Firefighter Mehdi Mourad

Wabash Fire Protection District. Mattoon, IL

While responding to a multiple vehicle accident, Firefighter Mehdi Mourad lost control of the vehicle he was driving and rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped on the side of I-57 due to severe weather. Mourad was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated. He was transported to Carle Hospital where he passed away during surgery around 10:30 p.m. Mourad had only served with the Wabash Fire Protection District for five days. The two passengers in the other vehicle were reportedly taken to an area hospital but expected to make a full recovery.

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Palatine Fire Department history


This from John Tobin:

Just got all the pictures together from the 50th anniversary and some new ones from a past members family.

For the past several years the Snorkel has been on display @ the FWD/Seagrave museum in Clintonville, Wi. I wanted to get it down here for the 50th and once again Plote came thru and “Low Boyed” it down here. It was here for the 2022 4th of July parade and it will return, probably forever after the 2023 4th of July parade.

The members of the PFD came thru with $$$ to do some much needed maintenance and to get the striping re-done to as close as possible to when it was delivered. Special thanks to Allen Thennes of “On call graphics” for putting up with my very specific wants and he did a great job.

I was hoping to see more at the memorial, however the ice storm the day before definitely put a damper on things.

The flag ceremony went off great, once again and it was great seeing past and present members coming out to honor those who died that day.  I especially enjoyed seeing Chuck Kramer, many years retired now from Arlington Heights FD.; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #firetruck; #Snorkel;; #PalatineFD; #firetruck; #Snorkel;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;; #PalatineFD; #funeral;

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Chicago FD Firefighter Jermaine Pelt LODD 4-4-23 (more)

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Chicago FD Lieutenant Jan Tchoryk LODD 4-5-23 (more)

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Chicago FD Lieutenant Jan Tchoryk LODD 4-5-23 (more)

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Chicago Fire Department Lt. Jan Tchoryk died last week at the scene of a high-rise fire in the Gold Coast neighborhood. His official cause of death was hypertensive-arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to him at a visitation service on Wednesday in Norridge.

Wednesday is just the beginning of what will be a very difficult next few days for the Chicago Fire Department. Thursday is Lt. Tchoryk’s funeral, and Pelt’s visitation will also be held in the afternoon.

 A funeral service honoring Pelt will be held on Friday.

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Chicago FD Firefighter Jermaine Pelt LODD 4-4-23 (more); #ChicagoFD; #funeral; #JermainePelt;

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