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Excerpts from Fox32Chicago.com:

Timothy Eiland, a Chicago firefighter, was off-duty when he was shot in the face last month. He was leaving a birthday party on Sept. 11 when someone drove by shooting in the 300 block of East Kensington in West Pullman. His 15-year-old niece was also shot. She’s home recovering.

Eiland is eating through a feeding tube and can’t walk on his own. However, he was able to speak earlier this week.

A fundraiser was hosted by the Black Fire Brigade Friday evening for the 32-year-old firefighter. The husband and father of five is the sole provider for his family.

He has a long road to recovery, and his parents started a Go Fund Me to help with medical expenses.

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From the Chicago Fire Media @CFDMedia:

CFD walk thru paying respects to brother Firefighter Michael Pickering who died from complications of COVID-19. Wake at Hann Funeral Home

CFD walk thru paying respects to brother Firefighter Michael Pickering who died from complications of COVID-19

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Many CFD and members of other departments come to take part in walk thru to pay respects to FF Michael Pickering. Service will be Saturday 10am Hann Funeral Home 8230 Harlem. Internment follows at Resurrection in Justice Ill.

Services for member Michael Pickering. CFD thanks Burbank and Evergreen Park for providing flag trucks at services.

Services for member Michael Pickering. CFD thanks Burbank and Evergreen Park for providing flag trucks at services.

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Funeral for Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering

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Funeral for Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering

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Funeral for Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering

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Funeral for Chicago Firefighter Michael Pickering

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Ambulance stolen from local hospital

Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A suspect stole a Chicago Fire Department ambulance from Norwegian Hospital Tuesday night and fled from police.

During the incident, a bicyclist and another vehicle were struck in the 2200 block of West Division. The bicyclist self-transported to St. Mary Hospital with minor injuries. The ambulance kept going and ended up crashing in the 0-100 block of North Boulevard, near North Astor Street. The suspect was placed into custody and charges are pending.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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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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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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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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From the southern.com:

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic treating a patient inside a hospital emergency room narrowly escaped serious injury when a bullet shattered a window and struck his hat.

According to police, a person in an older model green Buick pulled up to Stroger Hospital on Chicago’s near West Side and opened fire at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday before speeding off. The paramedic was not injured and no arrests have been made as of Sunday morning, police said.

The incident happened about 24 hours after a Chicago police officer was shot in the leg on the city’s South Side. The 30-year-old officer who was shot while she and her partner got out of their squad car to render aid to a man who was lying in the street, was treated at an area hospital and released on Saturday.

The officer was the 12th member of the department to be shot this year and the 46th to be shot at or shot.

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Cfd paramedic shot in the hat

bullet hole in the hat of a Chicago FD paramedic

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As seen around … Chicago

From Chicagoland fire photos on Instagram:

a visit to CFD Engine 60 

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