On October 19, 1857, Foreman John Dickey, of Hose Co. 6, died while in the performance of his duty. This was the first Line of Duty Death for the Chicago Fire Department.
At the R.J. Quinn Fire Academy, located at 558 W. DeKoven, the first floor proudly displays the badges of the 574 members who made the Ultimate Sacrifice. The first 12 badges are
the Volunteers from 1857-1864. (Those badges were taken down from the display case.)
This website is dedicated to those members and their families.
The Line of Duty sticker, patch, shirt, lapel pin and challenge coin were all created so "We Remember" those that have gone before us. To help remember, we have made these items available for purchase.
All of the proceeds will go directly to the Gold Badge Society, CFD Pipes & Drums and CFD Honor Guard. These groups are there for us and our families when tragedy strikes.
October 12, 2011 - Engine 55, Truck 44 & Battalion 5
had a 100 year Anniversary Line of Duty Death for
Pipeman John Flynn. The Gold Badge Society was
presented a check from the proceeds raised from the
sales of the patches and stickers.
had a 100 year Anniversary Line of Duty Death
August 30, 2013 - Check presentation to the Pipes & Drums
(L to R) Kevin Kendrigan, Jim Sewnig, John Jakubec, John
Scheinpflug, Doug Crowley, Jim Walsh and Brian McLaughlin.