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Are you looking for a way to give back to those who selflessly serve our community? Look no further than Ignite The Spirit. As a charity established by the Chicago Fire Department, we provide crucial funding and resources to our brothers and sisters in need, as well as to our community as a whole. Through a variety of fundraising events and donations, we've been able to make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. And now, you too can get involved in this impactful effort. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, attend one of our upcoming events, or make a tax-deductible donation, every contribution makes a meaningful impact. Join us in supporting our local heroes and our community today.

Join us in making a real impact in the lives of Chicago Fire Department families. For nearly 20 years, Ignite the Spirit has provided support to over 800 families in need, and with your help, we can continue to make a difference. We understand the importance of giving back to those who sacrifice so much to protect and serve our community. To date, our donors have contributed over 1.9 million dollars to help ease the hardship of these families. With your support, we can ensure that no family is left behind. Join Ignite the Spirit today and be a part of something truly meaningful. None of this would be possible without your generosity.

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In Memoriam

Lt. Jan Tchoryk

Lt. Jan Tchoryk

Esteemed Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great sorrow that we must inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Jan Tchoryk, a fellow member of Local 2, TL10. Jan passed away while performing his duties earlier today. He was 55 years old and joined the Chicago Fire Department on March 4, 1997. The entire Executive Board and I extend our deepest sympathies to Lieutenant Jan Tchoryk's family and the fire department family during this difficult time. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

We also request that you remember in your prayers the firefighters who were injured in the past two days.


Jermaine Pelt

Jermaine Pelt

With a heavy heart, we must inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Jermaine Pelt, a Local 2 Member from Engine 75. He lost his life while carrying out his duties today. Jermaine joined the Chicago Fire Department on May 2, 2005, and was 49 years old. Ignite the Spirit requests that you keep Firefighter Jermaine Pelt, his loved ones, and his fellow firefighters in your thoughts and prayers.

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