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A Breed Apart

A Breed Apart

Firefighters line Western Avenue on Tuesday after the funeral of Edward Stringer. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / December 29, 2010) Originally Posted by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune December 29, 2010 Whatever the date on the birth certificate, in psychological years a firefighter never gets beyond adolescence. Like Edward Stringer, who was buried Tuesday, and […]

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job....

Why we do what we do, for the love of the Job….

Future Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff stands with his dad, Thomas Hoff, during an inspection at Soldier Field in 1960. Thomas Hoff died in the line of duty in a building collapse two years later. (Chicago Tribune / December 22, 2010) A fire commissioner’s words on tragedy, tempered by his family history. 2 firefighters killed […]