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Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon Jr. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Funeral Today For Veteran Firefighter

The funeral service is being held this morning for the Chicago firefighter who collapsed and died of a heart attack after returning from a call on Nov. 11


Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon Jr. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Late Firefighter Remembered As ‘Heart And Soul’ Of His Unit

A touching salute to a fallen Chicago firefighter drew hundreds of his comrades to his wake Tuesday night in the Chatham neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

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Firefighter Injured In Apartment Blaze On South Side

Chicago firefighters battled three blazes Friday morning, and one a firefighter was injured on the South Side.


An extra-alarm fire burning at an apartment building at 736 W. Buena Av. in the Uptown neighborhood. (Photo credit: Jennifer Sheahen)

Three, Including Firefighter, Injured During Fire In Buena Park

Three people, including a Chicago firefighter, were hospitalized after an extra-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in the Buena Park neighborhood.


Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon Jr. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

A Chicago firefighter suffered a heart attack and died late Sunday after he returned to quarters after helping to put out a small fire in the South Side Beverly neighborhood.


Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, covered in soot, talks with reporters at a 2006 fire scene. (CBS)

Visitation Held For Fallen Firefighter Herbie Johnson

Visitation was held Tuesday afternoon for the Chicago firefighter everyone called “Herbie,” a larger-than-life figure who inspired family and colleagues alike.


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Children Of Fallen Firefighter Sue Owners Of Building That Collapsed

The children of one of two firefighters killed last year when the roof of an abandoned building collapsed last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the building’s owners.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Edward Stringer

Firefighter’s Daughter To Sue Owners Of Building Where He Died

The daughter of a fallen Chicago firefighter plans to announce on Wednesday that she’s suing the owners of the abandoned building where her father and another firefighter were killed last year.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

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Cop, Firefighter Hurt In Crash At Scene Of Gas Leak

A 19-year-old southwest suburban woman has been ticketed after crashing into a police squad car as an officer directed traffic at the scene of a gas leak Saturday afternoon on the Southwest Side.


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Firefighter Attacked On South Side

A Chicago Firefighter en route to a call was attacked Wednesday evening by a motorist blocking traffic on the South Side.


Chicago Fire Department Lt. Patrick Hannon

Chicago Firefighter Dies After Being Found Unresponsive

A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died Saturday morning after he was found unresponsive at a South Side firehouse.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2011

Corey Ankum Funeral

UPDATE: Funeral Service Held For Firefighter Ankum

Hundreds of colleagues and friends pay tribute to the husband and father, who perished along with a peer during a Dec. 22 fire.