A mayday was transmitted earlier today after a Chicago Fire Dept Captain got separated from his company and was overcome by smoke at a South Side apartment fire.
It took a Firefighters about three minutes “to get him out,” and the Captain was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in serious condition from smoke inhalation but is expected to have a positive outcome. .
Crews were called to South King Drive a little around 1330 hours. Not long after companies arrived, the mayday was called along with an EMS Plan 1, which sends at least five ambulances.
The mayday was secured around 1400 hours after the Captain was taken to the hospital and the building was searched. There were no other victims-civilian or CFD.
2 POLICE OFFICERS GUNNED DOWN TODAY
Our condolences to all those affected by BOTH of todays Line of Duty deaths of Police Officers.
A Prince Georges County (Maryland) Police Medal of Valor winner was shot and killed in the Line of Duty while intervening in a domestic violence dispute, making him the second police officer killed in the U.S. in just a 12-hour span.
14-year veteran Cpl. Mujahid A. Ramazziddin, 51, (a former DC Police Officer and Marine) was killed in the confrontation. He was “off duty” at the time of the incident but was assigned to the Special Operations Division. He leaves a wife, 4 children behind and was his mothers only son.
Police Officer Justin Billa, a former officer of the month with the Mobile Police Department, was gunned down after a murder suspect barricaded himself in his Alabama home around 0030 hours. He leaves behind his wife and young child.
With Cpl. Ramazziddin’s murder, at least 15 officers across the U.S. have died in the Line of Duty in 2018 — with 12 of those deaths caused by gunfire.
On occasion we will share these stories related to POLICE LODD’s due to the obvious connection between Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters & EMS.
Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 2/21/2018-2200 Hours