EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Remembering the Heroes

"Remembering the Heroes:" James Clinton

Chicago, Illinois -- On this first Wednesday in December, EDHS honors the following members of the Chicago Police Department who aided in the rescue and recovery of the Eastland Disaster: Fisher, Fred (on duty patrolman); Foresman, Guy (off duty patrolman); Halvorsen, Anthony; Head, Paul (telephone operator who received the first flash of the tragedy); Healy, Charles (Police Chief); Huff, Albert; and Kerley, Jack J.


"Remembering the Heroes": Patrick Egan and Charles Leffert

Chicago, Illinois -- The following members of the Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol are honored this week for their efforts in the rescue and recovery of the Eastland Disaster: Peterman, Christian (Captain, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); Peterson, Jens L. (Lieutenant, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9); Reinhard, Charles O. 37 (Lieutenant); Rowley, James J. (Lieutenant, Engine Company No. 40); Sandberg, John (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); Scanlon, Joseph (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); Scanlon, Thomas (Lieutenant, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); Shay, Thomas J. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37); Sheehan, John J. (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9); Steffel, Frank T. (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9); Swigert, Fred; Tinney, Frank H. (CFIP); Walker, Jes; Walters, Samuel E. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37); Wilson, Samuel (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 13).

"Remembering the Heroes": John Cosgrove

Chicago, Illinois -- We remember the following members of the Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol who aided in the rescue and recovery of the Eastland Disaster: McAuliffe, Frank (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); McAuliffe, Jeremiah (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); McKinley, Michael (CFIP); Miller, Bryce F. (Engineer, Engine Company No. 37); Mohr, George (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); Murphy, Cornelius (Lieutenant, Engine Company No. 37); Neubert, Henry (Pilot, Engine Company No. 37); O'Brien, Francis (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 1); O'Brien, John (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); O'Connor, Frank (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); O'Connor, Patrick (Driver, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); O'Hayer, Patrick J. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40); O'Neill, James (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); Osius, Louis (Stoker, Engine Company No. 37).

"Remembering the Heroes": Thomas Mathews

Chicago, Illinois -- The following individuals responded to the Eastland Disaster and are amongst the heroes whom we honor this week: Harper, Edward C. (Driver, Engine Company No. 13); Heffernan, Garrett (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 6); Hodges, Courtney (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); Hopkins, William J. (Engineer, Engine Company No. 40); Huddleston, Charles A. (Engineer, Engine Company No. 37); Kempski, Walter F. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 13); Leffert, Charles B. (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); Loftus, Martin A. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40); Mann, John M. (Driver, Engine Company No. 13); and Manning, John T. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40).

"Remembering the Heroes": Joseph Kuhlman

Chicago, Illinois -- During this first week of November, EDHS honors and commemorates the lives of the following Chicago Fire Department first responders: Cosgrove, John (CFIP Patrolman); Cummings, Michael J. (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9); Dillon, William; Egan, Patrick (Chief First Battalion); English, James A (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 32); Franz, Joe; Furlong, Michael (Pipeman, Auxiliary Squad Company No. 1); Geary, John P. (Truckman, Hook and Ladder Company No. 9); Hanks, William (Pilot, Detailed from Engine Company No. 92, Engine Company No. 37); Hansen, Hans (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 37); Hansen, Theodore J. (Pipeman, Engine Company No. 40).

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