May 16, 2017:

The Chicago Fire Department has named a 9-year-old burn victim an honorary firefighter.

When he was just 2-years-old, the boy was scalded over most of his body. He was recently surprised with a trip to visit the Chicago Fire Department Engine 78, where he was named an honorary fireman. He received a ride on Engine 78, as well as a fully outfitted uniform.

The boy has undergone nearly 50 surgeries over the years, including the amputation of his leg. His spirits were lifted by this heartwarming gesture by the Chicago Fire Department.

Read the full story at CBS Chicago


January 16, 2017:

CFD Chaplain Tom Mulcrone to retire after 30 years of service.

Reverend Tom Mulcrone has been a respected member of the Chicago Fire Department, serving as official chaplain for nearly 30 years. At age 65, he is now moving on from the CFD and into retirement,

Rev. Mulcrone was the third official chaplain in the history of the CFD, appointment by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1987. He was a valued member of the CFD, and will be missed by the families and firefighters he ministered to over his 30-years of service.

Read the full story at Chicago Sun-Times