(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…
(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…
(ABC) Eight children killed in a fire early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side have been identified. According to family members, the children ranged in age from 3 months to 16 years. The victims have been identified as Maya Almaraz, three months old; Lonni Ayala, 3; Ariel Garcia, 5; Gialonni Ayala,…
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.
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.…
A 6-year-old boy remains in critical condition after a fire that killed two young girls in the Woodlawn neighborhood Saturday. Two other family members also remain hospitalized. A growing memorial is now outside the home in the 6600-block of South Champlain where they fire broke out at about 10:30 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department said.…
As Chicagoans plan to ring in the New Year at celebrations across the city, police are setting their security plans. Officials on Friday said you can expect to see a large contingency of uniformed police at larger events. “You’re going to see a large contingency of uniformed police presence as well as Chicago Fire Department…
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: wgntv.com
While everyone else is enjoying Football and soon a turkey dinner the men of the Chicago Fire Department are risking their lives battling a blaze at 51st and Wolcott on Chicago south side. They don’t pay these guys enough.
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.
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
A series of seven fires believed to be intentionally set left one man dead and dozens displaced in Pilsen Friday morning, officials said. Around 3 a.m., police responded to five separate fires around the neighborhood, believing them to have been set intentionally. • In the 2100 block of West 21st Street, responders found a man…
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.
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.