We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Chicago Firefighter Daniel Capuano who was killed in the line of duty on 14 December 2015.
The voice on the fire radio was calm, but the words couldn’t have been more urgent. “Emergency, emergency,” the fire official said at a warehouse fire on the Far South Side early Monday. “Mayday, mayday. We got a fireman down, fell through a hole in the floor. Get an ambulance to the front of the building.” Inside the warehouse at 92nd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Daniel Capuano and other firefighters had been searching through thick smoke for the source of a fire on the second floor when Capuano fell down an elevator shaft to the basement around 2:40 a.m., according to Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago.
In the Chicago Fire Department, the alarm 3-3-5 signifies the company has returned home to quarters. The bell now rings for Firefighter Daniel Capuano. #335
Firefighter’s Prayer Author Unknown
When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age. Help me embrace a little child before it is too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert, and hear the weakest shout, quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fill my calling, to give the best in me, to guard my friend and neighbor, and protect his property. And if according to Your will I must answer death’s call, bless with your protecting hand, my family one and all.