HFD mourns the loss of Chicago firefighter after partial roof collapse LODD
By FireFighter Michael Gentile
April 5, 2023

The Harrison Fire Department would like to send our deepest condolences to the Buffalo Fire Department on the loss of one of there own. RIP Brother. FF Jermaine Pelt of Engine 75 died in the Line of Duty while fighting a fire in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. Please keep FF Pelts family and the Chicago Fire Department members in your prayers.

News Article:
CHICAGO — A firefighter died after battling a multi-home blaze that included a partial roof collapse.
Chicago Firefighter Jermaine Pelt was working a hose line when the structure became unstable and crews were ordered to evacuate.
Following a mayday call, Pelt and two other firefighters were transported to Advocate Christ Hospital, where Pelt was pronounced dead.
The two other firefighters transported with Pelt remain in serious condition.

Pelt leaves behind a wife and children, including a 6-year-old child and a daughter who he recently walked down the aisle at her wedding.

"Jermaine is our family and when we lose one of our members, it takes a toll on us and people just don't know what firefighters and paramedics go through daily when they respond to these calls not knowing if they will come home the next day"

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