Category Archives: line-of-duty

9/11 Memorial Events In Northern IL

9/11 AMERICAN FLAG MEMORIAL, 8 a.m. Sept. 11, Fountain View Pavilion at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The 10th anniversary program includes Marine Color Guard, Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic music, Taps, a narrative of the events of 9/11, Flag of Heroes, and more. The Warriors' Watch Riders will also participate in the ceremony. […]

Spread the Love: Corey Shaw Public Safety Memorial

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Join Matrix, Shear Attitude and friends as we pay tribute to the area’s fallen heros and raise money for a public safety memorial in memory of Corey Shaw.      

Fallen Axes Run

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The Ride for Boo/Brian Carey Memorial Fund, Inc., is pleased to announce the “Fallen Axes” ride. The ride will travel along historic ‘Old Route 66’ from Homewood, IL down to Springfield, IL, escorted by the Illinois State Police, to attend the Illinois State Medal of Valor and Fallen Firefighters Memorial service on 05/12/2011.

At this event the following firefighters will be honored for giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Firefighter Gary L. Cummins, Brocton Volunteer Fire Protection District
Firefighter/EMT Corey Ankum, Chicago Fire Department
Firefighter Edward J. Stringer, Chicago Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher Wheatley, Chicago Fire Department
Assistant Chief Thomas Innes, Hindsboro Fire Protection District
Deputy Chief Mark Johnson, Hinsdale Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Colin Carey, Homewood Fire Department
Lieutenant Frank Fouts V, Kankakee Fire Department
Firefighter Kurt Meusel, Scales-Mounds Fire Department

This Wife Prays for Chicago’s Loss

I have been watching the breaking news just after my husband called and woke me up.  Chicago firefighters were trapped in a collapsed building from an am fire.  They were frantically searching for their brothers.