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Record #: R2017-677   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: Congratulations extended to Chicago Fire Department Engine Company 93
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, O'Shea, Matthew J., Ervin, Jason C.
Attachments: 1. R2017-677.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
July 26, 2017










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Reboyras, O'Shea and Ervin, congratulatory resolution concerning the Chicago Fire Department.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,


adopted by Qity GoUHcil
of Ae Qity of Qkicago, Illinois
Aldermen Ariel Reboyras, Matthew J. O'Shea, Jason C. Ervin and
^Jresented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel ow July 26, 2017

^0ll6T6ClS' 'n ^ne 'a^e evenin9 °f February 19, 2017, firefighters from Engine Company 93 of the Chicago Fire Department responded to an emergency call by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on the 101st block of South LaSalle Street, a residential block; and

WHEREAS, Upon responding, the company found a one and one-half story residential building on fire; and

WHEREAS, Under the command of Chief Adrian Bigott, of the 22nd Battalion, and led by Captain Barry Temple, Engineer Andy Jankowicz and firefighters Edward Gudowicz, Anthony Licato, and Dennis Boylan immediately prepared to extinguish the fire by leading out a hose line, preparing the connection to the engine's water supply, and finding and securing a source of water; and

WHEREAS, Despite the house being filled with smoke and fire, the company entered the house to put out the fire and to search for a possible victim trapped and confined to a wheelchair; and

WHEREAS, Encountering two victims who were confused and disoriented by the smoke, the members of Engine 93 removed them from the house to safety; and

WHEREAS, While battling the fire, Captain Temple heard a faint cry for help and, with Firefighter Licato, searched for the source of the cry; and

WHEREAS, Plunging through the intense smoke and heat of the flames, they found an elderly man in a hospital bed, unable to walk, and in zero visibility, traveled more than 30 feet...

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