Chicago FF Assigned to Midway Airport Dies of COVID-19

April 15, 2020
"Firefighter (Edward) Singleton’s contributions and his spirit will live on forever," said Chicago Fire Commissioner Richard C. Ford II about the loss of the department's second member to the virus.

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A Chicago firefighter died of complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the second member of the department to lose his life to the virus.

Firefighter Edward Singleton, 55, joined the department in 1987 and was assigned to Midway Airport, CFD spokesman Larry Langford announced over Twitter. He is survived by his wife, Nicol, and two adult children.

“We don’t need to lose another CFD member to understand the gravity of the circumstances that first responders are currently operating under," Commissioner Richard C. Ford II said in a statement. 

"Firefighter Singleton’s contributions and his spirit will live on forever," he added.


Firefighter Mario Araujo, 49, was the first from the department to die from the coronavirus, officials said April 7. Araujo had been with the Chicago Fire Department since October 2003 and spent most of his career at Truck 25.

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