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Chicago FD LODD Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price (more)

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Fallen Chicago Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price, 39, who died while battling a fire at a Lincoln Park building Nov. 13, was laid to rest on Monday. He was a 14-year veteran of the department and the widely respected driver of Truck 44.

Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom was packed full of mourners who shared their sorrows and support for the family, friends and fellow firefighters. A husband, brother, son and uncle, Price was known for his infectious personality, always exuding positivity.

Flags will be flown at half-staff through sundown on Nov. 20 to honor Price, whose death marks the fourth line-of-duty death the Chicago Fire Department has seen this year. In August, Lt. Kevin Ward, 59, died after battling a blaze in Norwood Park. In April, two firefighters — Jermaine Pelt, 49, and Jan Tchoryk, 55, were killed battling two different blazes in the city.; #ChicagoFD; #funeral; #LODD; #JimmyBolf; #AndrewPrice;

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Chicago Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price

From Chicago Fire Dept. on Facebook:

Our hearts are weighed down with sorrow as we share the news of the passing of FF/EMT Andrew Price, a dedicated member of the Chicago Fire Department for 14 years. Firefighter Price made the ultimate sacrifice, bravely protecting our city. This marks the fourth line of duty loss for our department this year.  Please keep the Price family and our CFD family in your thoughts during these challenging times

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 11-13-23 (more)

Everybody loved him’: Chicago Fire officials update on death of Chicago firefighter

Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt confirmed Firefighter Andrew Price was on the roof of the four-story building when he fell through a light shaft. Battalion Chief Mike McCormick confirmed Price was responsive when firefighters first reached him. Nance-Holt said Price, known widely as “Drew,” was a “workout nut” and a “great leader.”

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Chicago Firefighter Andrew Price was killed after falling through a hole in the roof of a building during a fire in Lincoln Park Monday morning.

CFD Commissioner Annette Nance Holt said the fire broke out at about 6 a.m. in the 2400-block of North Lincoln Avenue in a four-story building. The building houses the Lincoln Station restaurant on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. It is also near the Lincoln Hall music venue.

Commissioner Holt said Firefighter Price was on the roof opening up holes for ventilation when he fell through a skylight shaft while others were putting out hot spots at what appears to have been a kitchen fire.

She said a “mayday” was called and he was located right away, but they needed to breach a wall to reach him.

After being rescued, Price was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died. Firefighter Price, 39, joined the department in 2009. “This job is a very, very dangerous job and we go to work and we never know if we’ll come home,” the commissioner said.

“He was a lovely man,” ,” CFD Battalion Chief Michael McCormick said. “He was as sweet as could be. He took extremely good care of himself and his family. He was extremely healthy. He was a light of sunshine. He never had a bad thing to say about anybody.”

Price is the fourth to die in the line of duty for the Chicago Fire Department this year.

There are no reports of any civilian injuries.

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