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Monday, November 5, 2012

Chicago Fire Department Firefighter LODD 11.02.2012

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Chicago firefighter killed in extra-alarm blaze on South Side - Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News

Fire Dept. Capt. Herbie Johnson, 54, perished from injuries suffered Friday evening while battling a house fire at 2315 W. 50th Place, becoming the first Chicago firefighter to die in the line of duty since 2010.

Captain Johnson died from inhalation injuries sustained while operating at a structure fire. Media reports said that “Johnson died after saving several families--including many with small children--from a burning South Side home.” Investigation of the fatal fire incident continues.

Our condolences to the Johnson Family & Friends, the Chicago Fire Department and to all affected by Captain Herbert "Herbie" T. Johnson's passing.

To date, 66 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.)

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