Chicago Firefighter David Doyle and members of his company searched a three-story apartment building with heavy fire on the second- and third-floor interior stairwell. After a search under high heat and smoke, Doyle located a lifeless child inside a third-floor bedroom and removed the child via an exterior fire escape to waiting paramedics who administered CPR. The child was saved. The fire occurred on Oct. 6, 2009.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Ryan Wingard, 28, of Strattanville, PA, Volunteer Fire Department Company 1; Firefighter David Grass, Jr. 34, of the Ste. Genevieve, MO, Fire Department; Apparatus Operator Joseph T. Grace, 47, of Saint Tammany Fire Protection District 4 of the Mandeville, LA, Fire Department; and Firefighter Thomas Marovich, 20, of the USDA Forest Service – Modoc National Forest, Alturas, CA, who died in the line of duty, July 2009.
Cover by: Jack Nakanishi/CFD