Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Firefighters Injured

  • At least four firefighters were trapped and injured after a wall collapsed in a 3-11 alarm fire at an abandoned South Side commercial building this morning, authorities said.

    Firefighters searched through rubble for more than an hour as the trapped firefighters were pulled out and rushed to hospitals.

    Police squad cars escorted two ambulances north on Lake Shore Drive to Northwestern as ramps were closed to clear it of traffic, according to fire communications. One of the firefighters there was described as "grave." The condition of the other one was not available.

    At least two other firefighters to taken to other hospitals but their conditions also were not known.
Updates as we have them. Prayers for our fire department brothers and sisters.

UPDATE: Two firefighters dead. Condolences to our brothers and sisters of the Chicago Fire Department.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon brothers. Then enjoy your Christmas and New Year's with your family.

12/22/2010 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the injured fire fighters and your families as well as all cfd. Im on scene to assist in blocking traffic for a clear path to the hospital as you cfd assist us in our tragedies. Hope everyone is safe. God watch over all of us city workers in these rough times. We are all family. jeff nosek. Cpd. 007 district

12/22/2010 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC media not notified yet but 2 are DOA.
Please hold until the media has it.

These fucking media vultures are harassing the firefighters on the fire scene as they go to the warming bus, while rotating from the search of the collapsed building.

May the media vultures Rot in hell.

12/22/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers and hope for all of the Firefighters. The police department has been through enough this year on it's own. We do not need to lose any more brave men and women in this city. Ladies and gentlemen, hug your loved ones a little tighter and a little longer before heading off to work and into the unknown. We know not what fate awaits us when we walk out that door. On a sadly ironic note, today is the 100 year anniversary of the Chicago stockyard fire which claimed the lives of twenty-one firemen when a wall collapsed.

12/22/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the four firefighters and their famlies, I pray for their speedy recovery.

12/22/2010 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous 96-4 said...

CFD Larry O'B -


Hope you recover and that all works out for you...



CPD 96-4

12/22/2010 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous 96-4 said...

God bless our fallen hero - such a sad year for the CFD and CPD.


Many thoughts and prayers to you all.

12/22/2010 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed CFD

12/22/2010 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in peace brothers. -Cpd also Cfd family member

12/22/2010 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 doa. E.S.

RIP

12/22/2010 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two have died from their injuries - God bless you CFD.


What a tragedy

12/22/2010 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous CPD 153 said...

Safe recovery, you and your families are in our prayers.

12/22/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P to the 2 Fire Fighters who passed. Bless them and their families

12/22/2010 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two are DOA. RIP :(

Right before Christmas too.

12/22/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless all of you. My heart is breaking and am so saddened by this. We are all Brothers and Sisters and this year has been way too painful.
Bolingbrook PD

12/22/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brothers!!!!!!

12/22/2010 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard 2 Fireman killed in fire. May God Bless you and your families including the entire Fire Department. Eternal rest grant on to them O Lord, and may the perpetual light shine upon them.

12/22/2010 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brothers

12/22/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for all

12/22/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous XFYRCHIEF said...

2 killed; 14 injured - and an abandoned building? No words can even begin to express feelings.

12/22/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss guys and gals of the CFD. I know that we bust on each other alot, but we do come together when called upon. Again, another tragedy for Chicago's 1st responders and for what??? An abandoned building? It's easy to say stay strong for each other, but try. As I sit here and read for the 1st time about the tragic loss for the city, I was actually listening to "The Rising" by Bruce Springsteen. It was written for the FDNY right after 9/11 and seems to have very much the same meaning today. Stay strong brothers and sisters. The fallen are in God's hands now and watching over their families, loved ones and the CFD. Godspeed.

12/22/2010 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the CFD. May God be with the entire CFD and their families as they grieve today and everyday.

12/22/2010 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am saddened beyond belief.
To the CFD ,I am so sorry for you guys. God bless each and every one of you.

12/22/2010 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed firefighters,wow what a tragedy saying prayers now for the families and injured deceased!

12/22/2010 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Bob Cavaiani 025 said...

my prayers are with the firefighters !!

12/22/2010 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 Firemen dead and the likely cause? Fucking piece of shit SQUATTERS----HOMELESS who probably had lit small fires to keep warm. Good and USEFUL people died today and left families behind. And WHY? Because they were doing their job and trying to save USELESS leeches of society who have never nor will ever be contributors. I know they have a job to do, as we police do, but a better outcome would have been to have the firemen alive and the USELESS BASTARDS who started the fire left to fend for themselves. RIP and condolences to the families and CFD in general.

12/22/2010 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt hear about this fire, should have watched the news this morning. hopefully the firefighters will be ok and can recover quickly. such a good group of guys. so said they got injured too this close to the holidays my prayers are with them and their families.

12/22/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Prayers to the families before this holiday season.

12/22/2010 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

God bless them and their families!!

12/22/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police and fire put thier lives on the line for this city every day. We say it all the time, the first priority is to make it home to our families. Sadly, today many hearts have been broken. I salute the firefighters, thier heroism and ultimately thier sacrafice. God bless each and every one of you and your loved ones.

12/22/2010 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathies and condolences to you, our CFD brethren. We've lost too many of our own lately, and share in your grief. Godspeed.

12/22/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Working Boss said...

No greater love has any man, that he would give his life for another........

To our brothers and sisters in the CFD, my condolences. Your loss is ours and our lives are better for having known them.

12/22/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condelences to the families. May God hold them in His hands. Our prayers are with those brave Firemen and their families. 003rd District P.O.

12/22/2010 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two are dead squad

RIP heroes.

12/22/2010 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. BROTHERS

12/22/2010 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired 2010 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their loved one this day, as well as to all those firemen that were injured. Stay safe brothers & sisters and back each other.

12/22/2010 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace brothers, you and your families are in my prayers.

CPD 009 Dist.

12/22/2010 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolence to the fire fighters family in another Chicago tragedy. Today was the 100 anniversary of the stock yards fire where 21 fire fighters lost their lives Seems like 2010 was also a real tragic year for Chicago police and fire fighters.

12/22/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, dear God. These poor families! And the men and women who worked beside these firemen! My heart breaks for all of you. What a tragedy.

12/22/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man just horrible fuck! 2 days before xmas just sad. rip to both and may god help the injuried! over some shit building wtf.

12/22/2010 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest easy and may God Bless their families......

Cicero PD

12/22/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless CFD and their families

12/22/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Sad news, my prayers for the families of the injured and fallen firefighters. CFD is now in need of our help- every other day THEY are the ones standing by us. We're with you, brothers.

12/22/2010 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired in AZ said...

My prayers for my fallen brothers and their families.

Police squad cars escorted two ambulances north on Lake Shore Drive to Northwestern

One thing I always treasured - when the SHTF, anyone with a blue shirt on has priority.
Stay safe CPD and CFD.

12/22/2010 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP brothers. This has been a bad year for CPD and CFD. This will be a real "Blue Christmas" for all of us.

12/22/2010 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry for your loss, firefighters.

12/22/2010 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godspeed brothers..you are joining our CPD heros. Please look out for us up there.

12/22/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brothers. May God bless the CFD.

12/22/2010 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed to those heroic firemen! Heard one of them was former CPD.
A CPD brother

12/22/2010 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

so sad may they rest in peace

12/22/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the fallen fire fighters, their families and the CFD. I am sad and sorry about your tragic loss. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

12/22/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the family and friends of the dead.

My mom's only brother was KIA in Korea near XMAS.

Nearly 60 years later and the holiday season still makes her sad.

12/22/2010 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

God Bless and Godspeed to our Fire Fighter brethren in this, their time of loss and mourning.

You guys on scene did everything humanly possible... Don't second guess yourselves.

We cast our cares and sorrows on the Divine who works in his own way. Know that you ARE Superb Men despite the hurt, pain and tears.

We mourn your loss with you. We celebrate the lives of those whom the Almighty has called to be with him.

It is our hope that the original Super-Man, the embodied Holy Spirit pre-ordained to take on human form and flesh, welcomed our brothers home.

12/22/2010 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watched the actions of the rescuing firefighters on TV this morning as it was happening.It made me feel the same way I felt six other times this year.I said a prayer for all of them.
I am so sorry for your loss.
God bless you guys and God bless the CPD.
I/F

12/22/2010 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So hard to hear this terrible news. May God rest the souls of those lost. Praying for those injured. God please watch over them all.

12/22/2010 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Oh No!

One of our departed Fire Fighter brethren was also a member of the Brotherhood of the Silitoe Tartan!

He felt The Police weren't getting their due respect and exercised his option to still serve and be yet treated somewhat like a normal human being instead of the brute and monster we're popularly portrayed as in the local msm.

God in Heaven, what a damning indictment of the current state of affairs!

How sad.

12/22/2010 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 firefighters deceased,
16 were transported

12/22/2010 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss. My families thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

12/22/2010 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P

12/22/2010 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GODSPEED TO MY BROTHERS WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU,SCC we the cfd and cpd are taking a beating, LORD help us all.

12/22/2010 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time we lose one of ours and we lose to many even when its just one, let alone what we've lost this year these guys are always out there ladders raised flags hanging at attention and saluting let's remember that and give there brothers our fellow first responders the same respect nobody understands what we do or why but us, god bless the families of these fallen firefighters as god accepts them into heaven

12/22/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous A Minnesota Cop said...

When it comes down to it, we're all the same family with different roles (firefighters, cops & medics). My prayers go out to the families and the Chicago Fire Department.

There has been way to much tragedy in the city of Chicago. I pray 2011 is a better year for all of you.

12/22/2010 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys let's not forget to show are brothers & sisters in the other shade of blue our support during their time of mourning. They are always there for us ler show trhat we are there for them.

Also the one use to wear our uniform for a time before going a different route and joining the CFD a little over a year ago.

Godspeed brother. It was nicee having you here.

Condolences to the families of both these fine men.

12/22/2010 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's speed to our brothers in black...

12/22/2010 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to the families of the fighters that died.

12/22/2010 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News said one Ex-CPD now CFD.
Prayers to the CFD Family on their losses.
CPD (Ret.)

12/22/2010 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger Working Man said...

Thank you for your service, and may GOD hold you and all of the first responders currently working and those who have gone before us and gave the "Ultimate Sacrifice".

12/22/2010 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers go out to the family of both firefighter's. I'm praying for a speedy recovery for the other fourteen injured firefighters. From one profession to another I really respect the job that firefighters do.

12/22/2010 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm saddened that we lost some more good people today.

I blame the cities lack of leadership, the playing of politics, and lack of accountability for as the political leaders are the ones that create the environment in which we live.

Our actions or inaction are all connected. We do not live in a vacuum. More cops on the beat may have prevented this tragedy.

Instead the money is spent on enriching the politicians.

The people of Chicago are getting what they tolerate and we lost some good people today. But hey the mayors going to Casablanca on another foreign jaunt isn't that nice?

Have you done the right things Mr Mayor? Have you done everything possible to make us a better place to live?

How about all you aldermen out there eh? You too! The blood is on your hands.

Or all you all too busy lining your pockets and those of your friends with sweet deals?

12/22/2010 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My condolences to their comrades and families- and thanks and recognition for their many sacrifices for us.

"those who rush in, while others rush out..."

12/22/2010 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the Firefighters who gave their life. Heroes would be an understatement for these men. I will be Praying for all CFD freinds and family. Rough year for Chicago's first responders.

12/22/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger joshie said...

Sad news indeed. :(

RIP

12/22/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous 015 said...

Mayor Daley will come from New York City and cry his eyes out over the dead firemen.

This is the same PRICK that said "let their pensions go bankrupt".

May this BASTARD burn in hell.


RIP Brothers

12/22/2010 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey, you will be missed greatly. You were a great classmate in the police academy and always was there to help others out. I can only hope you are in a better place now.

With much love,
Class 08-1D

12/22/2010 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. to both firefighters and their families. Worked with Corey in 004, a good guy.

12/22/2010 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of these two lost Heroes as well as the CFD. I wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

Signed,

Your brother in the CPD

12/22/2010 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP to both the firefighters who lost their lives to day. One of them, Cory Ankum, was a member of the CPD, class 08-1D for a short time.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers, and hope that the others who were injured recover fully.

12/22/2010 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True Heros! Our Fellow Brothers that keep this city safe. RIP

12/22/2010 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please lets remember to show the same respect that we have received from our brother fireman on the last few police funerals.

12/22/2010 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart is heavy. May God bless us all.

How many more structures throughout the city are poised to collapse on the unwary?

12/22/2010 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too sad for words, especially two days before Christmas, let alone any time.

12/22/2010 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard CFD Commissioner Hoff speak on WBBM radio this afternoon. His words were honest and direct, compassionate and inspirational. I would follow that man through the gates of hell if only he were a police department boss.

So sorry for the loss of two of CFD's best.

Also sorry we don't have leaders on CPD like Hoff on the fire side. That man is a leader.

12/22/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brothers

What a TRAGIC YEAR for Chicago First Responders

12/22/2010 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the families of these fallen firefighters. Its been a bad year for all of us.

12/22/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Chicago Police Department and the zone 6 dispatchers and all dispatchers involved in the chicago fire tragedy excellent job on the closing of streets and the help that each and everyone involved gave to the chicago fire department and those involved in the incident our Condolences on your loss to those in the hospital our prayers for a recovery .
"GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE "

The Fireman's Prayer
When duty call's me, oh Lord,
Wherever Flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever Be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate
Enable me to be alert,
and oh Lord, guide my every move,
for life is so precious,
please don't let us loose.
I want to fill my calling and
To give the best in me
To guard my every neighbor
And protect their property
And if according to thy will,
That I must give my life,
Then with thy protecting hand my Lord,
I pray thee, protect my children and my wife.

Amen

12/22/2010 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Firefighter's Prayer


When I'm called to duty God
wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age


Help me to embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate


Enable me to be alert
to hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out


I want to fill my calling and
to give the best in me
to guard my neighbor and
protect his property


And if according to your will
I have to lose my life
bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.
---


Rest in peace firefighters and may God hold you both closely in his arms and look after your family in the years to come.

12/22/2010 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very sad,God Bless the families & CFD. Lord hold these brave men in your arms. Praying for the others also. RIP

12/22/2010 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous RD said...

May God bless them and heal their families

12/22/2010 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To our CFD brothers, I'm very sorry for your loss. As you have stood with us, we will stand with you. God bless.

12/22/2010 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two fire fighters have died in the line of duty. A very sad day for Chicago and a very sad year for Chicago's first responders. We have lost a total of three fire fighters killed in the line of duty and we have lost five police officers.

May God watch over their families and may the Good Lord take care of them during this tragic time.

12/22/2010 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad day for our brothers of the CFD. Our prayers go out to them with prayers of strength and condolences.

It is a group of brethren to be proud of, to see the commissioner ...the fire chief to be on scene in the thick of the heroic efforts, with abrasions on his face, the visibly marked gear of effort, and of course all there who are heroes ....

To bad that we don't have leaders who would stand with us When things get tough ........

Sad all around.

12/22/2010 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous 1127 said...

Can you believe the goddamned media? Monday morning quarterbacking the Fire Dept?
I hate them! I swear I do!


Rest In Peace, Brothers.

12/22/2010 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelieveable. God Bless you guys. Sad to see you go.

12/22/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P Brothers.

12/22/2010 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the firefighters and their families. This has been a terrible year for the first responders of this city!

Rest In Peace.

12/22/2010 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP AND MAY GOD BE WITH U AND YOUR FAMILIES CPD

12/22/2010 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you believe this asshole cashing in on our CFD Brothers deaths:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2010/12/emanuel-e-mail-gaffe-laments-firefighter-deaths-asks-for-campaign-cash.html

I say this deserves a post of its own.

12/22/2010 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In another in this weird circle of tragic events, CFD Fire Commissioner Hoff's father, also CFD, was killed in a building collapse in the early 60's not far from today's tragedy.

12/22/2010 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God be with the families of the fallen and injred firefighters, as well as the members of the CFD. They need your grace to sustain them during this tragic time. What a sad year for the CPD and CFD.

12/22/2010 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

015 said...

Mayor Daley will come from New York City and cry his eyes out over the dead firemen.

This is the same PRICK that said "let their pensions go bankrupt".

May this BASTARD burn in hell.

RIP Brothers

12/22/2010 03:17:00 PM


And not a peep when tragedy so recently struck the CPD, not a word from the mayor's office. Nothing.

I did hear something on the news, unconfirmed, that the wife of one of the deceased works in the mayor's office. So he only has words of condolence and support if a family member is part of his inner sanctum? WTF?

12/22/2010 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard CFD Commissioner Hoff speak on WBBM radio this afternoon. His words were honest and direct, compassionate and inspirational. I would follow that man through the gates of hell if only he were a police department boss.

So sorry for the loss of two of CFD's best.

Also sorry we don't have leaders on CPD like Hoff on the fire side. That man is a leader.

12/22/2010 04:58:00 PM
===
Met Hoff twice, under much better circumstances, and he really IS that guy you'd kill to work for. CFD actually picked the best guy for that top spot. (He's got family on CPD, too.)

The union local spokesman seemed to be a real gentleman, too. He was very gracious in acknowledging our losses this year in his comments.
My sincerest condolences, CFD.

12/22/2010 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sad.

My prayers and deepest condolences to the entire Chicago Fire Department.

May God bless all of you throughout this horrible tragedy and always.

Heroes.

12/22/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so sad to hear about two firefighters loosing their life in that fire. my prayers go out to their families both at home and on the job. you will be missed R.I.P

12/22/2010 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "Chicago's Bravest," "Chicago's Finest" mourns with you and stands with you. Stay strong.

12/22/2010 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard CFD Commissioner Hoff speak on WBBM radio this afternoon. His words were honest and direct, compassionate and inspirational. I would follow that man through the gates of hell if only he were a police department boss.

So sorry for the loss of two of CFD's best.

Also sorry we don't have leaders on CPD like Hoff on the fire side. That man is a leader.

12/22/2010 04:58:00 PM
____________________________________

He is a bad ass and his dad died fighting a fire.

12/22/2010 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prayers for CFD and their families during this terrible tragedy. May God grant you some measure of peace. Cannot put into words the sadness CFD and CPD have experienced this year. God bless us all. Give us the strength to go on.

12/22/2010 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

BOY THIS YEAR SUCKS!

12/22/2010 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Offense to CFD, but when have u seen daley give a tearey eyed conference about our fallen PO's this year! One we lost was his personal fukn security guard. Just seen it on FOX 32.

12/22/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Chicago firefighters were killed and more than a dozen injured Wednesday after they became trapped in a building while battling a warehouse blaze.
and then this how sad this person should not be elected ..

Rahm Emanuel's campaign moved quickly to correct an e-mail that went out to supporters lamenting today's Chicago firefighter tragedy while also asking for campaign donations.

"As we celebrate this holiday season, we must remember how fortunate we are that we have brave men and women working out there every day to protect our homes, our communities and our families," the e-mail from Emanuel read. "We are eternally grateful for their courageous work, and we will never forget them."

Included after those words was an electronic button marked "Donate."

12/22/2010 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hart and prayers goes out to every Fire Fighter and their families. The Police have always had strong ties to the Men and Women of the Fire Department. It takes a special breed to do the job we do. I will say a prayer tonight for all involved.

12/22/2010 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP

12/22/2010 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless the fallen fire fighters!!!

R.I.P. Brothers!

We are all one big family!

This is a horrible tragedy especially at Christmastime. I can not believe, that this tragedy took place on the 100th Anniversary of the worst loss of firefighters in the USA, outside of 9/11, the Chicago Stockyard Fire. That is way too eerie to even fathom.

We all bust balls about who the "Real Men in Blue" are. It wouldn't be fun if we didn't but we are all unrecognized heroes.

I feel this loss and wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.

My prayers will be with the fallen, their families and their co-workers during this very tragic time.

God Bless all first respnders!

St. Michael and St. Florian watch over and protect us.

12/22/2010 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was NW Hospital this morning class act by al involved, CPD was very respectful of CFD, many CPD exempts on scene. God speed CFD.

12/22/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley's Legacy destroying the CPD and the CFD. Both departments are severely undermanned and have sacrificed and paid in blood for this tyrants mismanagement of Chicago.

GOD BLESS THE CPD & THE CFD!

12/22/2010 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless the souls of the two fallen fire fighters and also bless their families.

What a tragic and sad year for CPD & CFD. We're jokingly rivals, but when it comes down to it, we all care about each other and we will be there for each other in times of distress. Hope we can help out in some way like CFD did during the wakes of the fallen police officers.

12/22/2010 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger sc911 said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

12/22/2010 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Firefighters Ankum and Stringer.



When Brave Men Cry

Into the bowels of Hell,these brave ones go
To save the lives of those they do not know
Guided by training & Camaraderie while overcoming fear
They dare to go with only Guardian Angels near

Through the smoke and heat and gasses too
They fight their fears when looking for you
A life to save is their primary task
Think of them with kindness is all they ask

The Cross of Malta is their chosen crest
Love of another is the required test
First to respond when all spells gloom
They won't quit though it could be their own doom

These Fire Fighters have seen so much
Burned and broken bodies, death, destruction and such
They go back for more each and every day
Because it's the lives they save that makes them stay

All for one and one for all
You go - I go that is their call
And in their quest, when some do fall
The rest stand strong - still giving their all

The loss of a family member does take it's toll
Cuts to the quick, down deep in your soul
Heroes forever, when they die
And that is when "BRAVE MEN CRY"

Thomas L Hart, Chaplain
Retired Detroit Fire Fighter (Duty Disability)

12/22/2010 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As heart wrenched as I am...It still makes me sick when I see shortshanks and his crocadile tears on display. Go away already.

12/22/2010 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Deepest Condolences on your loss CFD !!

12/22/2010 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Gerry said...

I,m praying for the families of these firefighters and police brothers that we have lost.Here is a song for the families

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbhClDMx5aM

12/22/2010 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw da mare,from a cfd member,RIP TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS.

12/22/2010 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues of the fallen firefighters. What the families are going through is too heartbreaking to contemplate....just before Christmas too.

12/22/2010 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rest in peace, GOD has your back.

12/22/2010 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horrible news from the CPD & CFD
this year. But could not get over the difference in demeanor of Supt of CFD vs CPD. Just night and day. Hoff was clearly distressed, when weiss gets up there he's just a robot. Has to pretend he cares.

12/22/2010 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I am not the only copper on this board who is not only upset about our CFD First Responder Brothers, but is really pissed that Mayor Asshole is crying his eyeballs out for the dead FFs and we didn't hear shit from him over all the other PO LODDs last year.

12/23/2010 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I heard CFD Commissioner Hoff speak on WBBM radio this afternoon. His words were honest and direct, compassionate and inspirational. I would follow that man through the gates of hell if only he were a police department boss.

So sorry for the loss of two of CFD's best.

Also sorry we don't have leaders on CPD like Hoff on the fire side. That man is a leader.

12/22/2010 04:58:00 PM
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Met Hoff twice, under much better circumstances, and he really IS that guy you'd kill to work for. CFD actually picked the best guy for that top spot. (He's got family on CPD, too.)

The union local spokesman seemed to be a real gentleman, too. He was very gracious in acknowledging our losses this year in his comments.
My sincerest condolences, CFD.

12/22/2010 07:50:00 PM


It is really impressive to have a top fire boss who gets in there and gets his hands dirty with the troops at a fire scene affecting a rescue.

By way of comparison can you imagine jodypweis getting in on a search or an arrest and putting hands on with a pair of cuffs he grabbed off his belt?

Me neither. Fire department has the real deal leading them.

CPD has a cat whisperer, a pretender, a sheep in sheep's clothing. A eunuch among men.

On the bright side, jfled has 67 days left.

12/23/2010 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even know what to say to the men and women of Chicago Fire Department and their families other thank I am sorry for your loss. I have to say that we don't have many people to look up to on the CPD but I have and always will look up to CFD. Retired CPD

12/23/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Offense to CFD, but when have u seen daley give a tearey eyed conference about our fallen PO's this year! One we lost was his personal fukn security guard. Just seen it on FOX 32.

12/22/2010 09:27:00 PM

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No, Mike Bailey was NOT Daley's "personal fukn security guard". He was briefly detailed, as a district car, to the Daley residence. Daley wouldn't have known who Bailey was if he'd bumped into him. That didn't stop Daley from trying to play the 'personal loss' card, though.

At least, when he claimed today to have a relationship with the deceased firefighter, Daley was being accurate.

12/23/2010 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the brave men and women of the Chicago Fire Department, our hearts and prayers go out to all that were involved and injured in this tragedy as well as to the families of the deceased and injured firefighters now recovering. May God bless you all.

From, a Chicago Police Family

12/23/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with the fallen firefighters, their grieving families, the injured and their families also. We all do what we do to make life better for others.

12/23/2010 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charge the owners criminally.

By court order the owners were to have the roof structurally sound by Nov. 2010.

12/23/2010 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since cat whisperer weis was supposed to be doing two top jobs in the city, how about if we draft Hoff for the next Police Superintendent as well as Fire Commissioner?

I bet he could do a better job than weis from day 1.

What a comparison. Hoff is a boss that is respected and he has the fire department all going in one direction for one common purpose.

And jody weis is a miserable bad joke of a police superintendent. He has single handedly about destroyed this police department. All that is wrong with the CPD can be summarized by holding up a snapshot of the beady eyed freak.

How did we get that unlucky? I have been hoping for just one boss like Hoff in my career but sadly that appears not to be in the cards.

I knew I should have been a fireman!

12/23/2010 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous dewey said...

may those lost rest in peace

12/23/2010 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It always seems that there is a(n) (extra)tragedy around the holidays.
To all the men and women of our brotherhood in the CFD, we feel and mourn your loss.
At times like these we realize just how vulnerable Chicago and our nations First Responders are.
Saint Florian will welcome them with open arms.
Standing side by side with their peers and St. Michael in like company, heaven will have a special glow as Chicago's "Finest and Bravest" again report for duty.
o'v(r)

12/23/2010 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster that said "This year sucks,...You can say that again. The loss of many Cops, Firemen and I ended up diagnosed with colon cancer. I will survive after surgery, I just wish I could bring back the Cops and Firemen that we lost.
God Bless all first responders.

12/23/2010 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't dump on CFD because Daley is an asshole. They are our brothers, both in public service, risking their lives, and being under appreciated by both politicians and the public. It is not their fault that Daley is a hypocritical, two-faced piece of shit. WE bust each others balls all the time, but CFD has always had our backs, and supported us in dire times. From the paramedics who have worked on our wounded, to their incredible displays of support for our fallen. The crossed ladders at the cemetary entrances at the funerals of our officers has always been one of the most magnificent sights that I have seen. Daley is Daley!!! Don't you dare disrespect the memory of the fallen firefighters with your petty quabbles with shortshanks. Grow up and direct your anger where it belongs. I have been a cop for 24 years, and my heart and prayers out to our brothers of the CFD, along with my gratitude. Please know that is the sentiment of 98% of my fellow officers, and disregard the pathetic losers who must make this about Daley's response.
And to those of you that are doing that....go to hell!!!

12/23/2010 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of the CPD brothers/sisters for your support at the scene, the escorts, at the hospitals, etc.

And yes, the media are a bunch of scum. They were harassing us. This one scumbag tried to find out what companies Corey and Ed were from and their names. He prefaced his questions by saying "sorry for your loss, blah, blah" POS

We need to watch out for these vultures......

Thanks again CPD and the other agencies that assisted.

12/23/2010 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must admit, I am ashamed of the comments I have made in the past regarding "America's Heros" the Firefighter. I wish to give the CFD and ALL fire fighters my sincere appology. I am SORRY. Yes we all do work under the same family. God Bless the CFD!

12/23/2010 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May these 2 heroes rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and the men and women of the CFD.

12/23/2010 08:59:00 PM  

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