Chicago Fire Department

Off-Duty Chicago Firefighter Shot, Wounded in Fernwood

(CBS) An off-duty firefighter was shot and wounded Thursday evening in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. The Chicago Fire Department firefighter was shot around 6:45 p.m. at 99th Street and Yale Avenue. He was wounded twice in the leg. The firefighter was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was…

Chicago Firefighter Mario Araujo Dies from Coronavirus

(ABC) A veteran Chicago firefighter died from COVID-19 Tuesday night, the department said. Mario Araujo, 49, joined the Chicago Fire Department in 2003. Maria Araujo said her son started feeling sick with a fever on March 25 and then went to the hospital a few days later. “Every day I would call like three times…

CFD Diver Juan J Bucio, Laid to Rest at Mount Auburn Cemetery

CFD Diver Juan J Bucio, Laid to Rest at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Hundreds of firefighters gathered in Chicago to say goodbye to a hero.

46-year-old Juan Bucio, a Chicago Fire Department diver who died in the line of duty last week, trying to save a boater who fell in the Chicago River.

After the funeral, Bucio will be laid to rest at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.

Bucio left behind two sons, ages 10 and 9, and many friends. He is a former police officer who crossed over to join the Fire Department in 2003.

Chicago Fire Chief Dies after Massive Heart Attack

A Chicago Fire Department chief suffered a massive heart attack and died Sunday afternoon. Chief Michael V. Murphy, 56, was taking part in an aquatic event at Mount Carmel High School on the South Side with his 16-year-old son when he suffered a massive heart attack, according to a statement from the Chicago Fire Department.…

Chicago Firefighters Deliver Toys to Kids in Need

Chicago firefighters held their 18th-Annual Toy Parade Saturday, collecting and delivering presents that will be in the hands of youngsters on Christmas morning. And the festivities continue when the 39th-annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade heads down a long stretch of Western Ave. Sunday. Article Org:

Chicago Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Back of the Yards

Maggio News Video, BAD ASS MUST SEE VIDEO of Chicago Firefighters Battling a Fire

On Saturday evening a fire broke out at 47th and Loomis in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood. A three story A frame coach house was engulfed in flames over a dozen firefighters fought the blaze. The Fire took over an hour to put out, as usual the Chicago Fire Department saved the block from a catastrophe. Maggio News stayed right on the heels of the fireman from begging to end. We did this to give you a real close up view of these bad ass hard core guys doing the dangerous work of saving lives and property.

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Son of Chicago Firefighter Looks on as Dad Enters Burning Building

On Friday evening Maggio News responded to a 4 story apartment fire on the Southside of Chicago.

Walking up to chaotic scene I noticed the littlest Fireman I had ever seen in my life.

The little boy was dressed in a fireman’s uniform; he is the son of one of the Chicago Firefighter’s entering this burning building to fight the blaze.

The boy could not have been more than 10 years old.

Watching this boy intently stare at the burning building, I could only wonder what he was thinking watching his bigger than life hero dad entering that burning building to save lives.

As I looked further I could clearly see the pride and admiration beaming from this little boy’s eyes, it was clear to me this boy held his father in super hero status.

This is how true fireman are created idolizing dad doing one the most dangerous jobs a man can do.

Article/Video by Vic Maggio

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Chicago Firefighters Battle Massive 3 Alarm Fire in East Garfield Park

Chicago Fire fighters took on a massive fire at a strip mall in Chicago’s East Garfield Park Neighborhood Monday night. The blaze sent smoke billowing into the air for miles as an army of fire fighters battled the massive fire.

Around 7:15 p.m. the first firemen arrived on the scene and launched an interior attack, but fearing the buildings would collapse they had to retreat and call for more help.

According to The Chicago Fire Department’s District Chief Michael Carbone. “They pulled a solo box alarm and then approximately 30 minutes later they were forced to pull a 2-11 alarm and eventually a 3-11 alarm, which involves about 150 Firefighters.

Two firemen suffered minor injuries, around 9:15 the fire was eventually extinguished. The Chicago Fire Department are not sure what fueled this massive fire, the cause is under investigation.

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Chicago Fire Dept. Saves Multiple Homes from Garage Fire in Auburn Gresham

Early Saturday Morning around 12:40 am on May 7th the Chicago Fire Department saved multiple homes on the 8000 block of south Bishop in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood, after a garage fire threatened the home on the property and two adjacent homes from the fire. The winds were blowing east bound pushing the flames towards the homes. Firefighters rushed in and quickly extinguished the blaze from the east before the flames had the chance to devour the homes on the block.

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