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Bell ringing for Captain Herbie Johnson (more)

These photos by Tim Olk are from the bell ringing ceremony on Saturday for the late CFD Captain Herbie Johnson.

ceremony for the late CFD Captain Herbie Johnson

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CFD memorial for Captain Herbie Johnson

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CFD memorial for Captain Herbie Johnson

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Chicago firefighters and friends

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Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon, Jr. Funeral Arrangements

According to the Chicago Tribune:

Visitation and funeral services have been set for Walter Patmon Jr., a Chicago firefighter who died on duty Sunday night of natural causes.

On Wednesday officials announced services for Patmon, with visitation set for Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

The Chicago Fire Department walk-through ceremony will be at 6 p.m.

Firefighters will assemble at 9 a.m. next Wednesday at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., where a wake will be held at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service.

Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery, 11700 S. Laramie St. in Alsip, officials said.

The Tribune article is HERE.


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Chicago fire captain dies from injuries at fire scene 11-2-12 – LODD updated has the radio traffic from last night’s 2-11 Alarm fire which claimed the life of CFD Captain Herbert ‘Herbie’ Johnson

Chicago FD Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson LODD 2-11 Fire w/ Mayday 2315 W. 50th Pl. 11/2/12

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Chicago fire captain dies from injuries at fire scene 11-2-12 – LODD updated

update 8:29PM

From the CBS Chicago:

CHICAGO (CBS) –A 54-year-old Chicago Fire Department captain died Friday after helping fight a two-alarm blaze in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood.

Herbert Johnson, 54, incurred fatal injuries and another firefighter was injured while battling a fire at 2315 W.  50th Place that began in an attic. A “flashover” may have occurred, fire officials said.

Johnson, 54, was a 33-year veteran of the department. He became a captain over the summer.

The following is from the Southtown Star:

“It is my sad duty to announce the line of duty death of a Chicago firefighter,” Langford said.

Chicago firefighter dies from injuries suffered in S. Side blaze

Updated: 3 minutes ago

A Chicago firefighter has died from injuries suffered while battling a South Side fire. Two firefighters were injured in the South Side house fire, and witnesses say they saw fellow firefighters performing chest compressions on one of the injured before he was rushed away.

Another article can be found HERE and HERE including the excerpt below:

One firefighter from the fire in the 2300 block of West 50th Place was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment and the other was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, both initially in serious-to-critical condition, Fire Department spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said.

The firefighter at U. of C. died at the U. of C. emergency room after paramedics had to perform CPR on him at the scene, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

The victim at U. of C. recently was promoted to captain, Ahlheim said. The one taken to Christ Medical Center was admitted in good condition, she said.

Reports say that the LODD was a captain from the 5h District.

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Memorial for CFD Firefighters

Dennis McGuire, Jr. found an article HERE about a memorial which is nearing completion to honor the memory of Patrick King and Anthony Lockhart who died in a fire at the Beverly tire shop on 106th and Western.

Monday marked the 140th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. At the same time, work crews are getting close to completing a memorial to two fallen firefighters who died fighting a fire back in 1998.

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Firefighters pay their respect to CFD FF Corey Ankum

Updated 10:30PM

The wake and visitation for Chicago Firefighter Corey Ankum, the second of two CFD firefighters killed as a result of the building collapse at 1744 E. 75th Street on December 22, 2010, is being held today at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Avenue until 8PM this evening. The Chicago Tribune has a brief story HERE. MyFoxChicago has an article along with video HERE.

Tim Olk documented the wake and visitation this afternoon and has provided a few images with more to follow.

Chicago Fire Department fallen firefighter Corey Ankum

Members of the Chicago Police Department salute as firefighters carry the casket of Chicago FF Corey Ankum into the Apostolic Church of God this afternoon in preparation for the visitation. Tim Olk photo

Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union Local 2

Chicago Fire Department Lieutenant Thomas Ryan, president of the Chicago Fire Department Firefighters Union Local 2, addresses media questions today outside the Apostolic Church of God on south Dorchester Avenue. Tim Olk photo

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