Service arrangements have been set for fallen Chicago Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price who was killed in the Line of Duty at that Lincoln Park fire earlier this week.
Public visitation will take place from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday November 20 at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, followed by a public service at noon.
Firefighter Andrew “Drew” Price, 39, has been with CFD since March 2009. The fire came in just after 0530 hours Monday when CFD responded to the scene where they said a woman had called about a kitchen fire.
When firefighters arrived, they noticed “barely any smoke,” but they sent some responders to the roof to “assist in vertical ventilation,” 12th Battalion Chief Michael McCormick said.
More smoke began pouring out of the building, Chief McCormick said, and with the help of additional engines, the members evacuated the building and put out the fire.
“There was still hot pockets that we were searching around when the tragedy happened,” said Chief McCormick. That’s when McCormick said a mayday call was made.
“We had information that firefighter Price had descended down a light shaft,” McCormick said, adding that Price had been cutting ventilation holes in the roof of the building.
“When we first got eyes upon him firefighter Price was responsive.”
Chief McCormick said firefighters had trouble reaching Price following the accident. Once crews were able to reach him by breaking through a wall, Price was given CPR at the scene and ultimately transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “very critical” condition where he later passed away from his injuries.
Firefighter Price’s death marks the fourth Line of Duty Death the Chicago Fire Department has seen this year.
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