(CBS) — The Evergreen Park Fire Department is mourning the loss of part-time firefighter Dan Capuano, who died fighting a warehouse blaze Monday morning while serving with the Chicago Fire Department.
Capuano, 42, was a firefighter in Evergreen Park for more than 16 years and was also a 15-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department.
“He was a good fireman,” said Evergreen Park Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus. “Probably the highest compliment you can give anybody… Everybody will say, when I go out the door I just want to be remembered as a good fireman. And if you looked up ‘good fireman’ in the dictionary, there’s a picture of Dan Capuano right there. That’s probably the highest compliment I can give him.”