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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

Lieutenant Kevin P. Ward

Lt. Kevin P. Ward

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the Line of Duty Death of Lieutenant Kevin P. Ward, a dedicated member of Engine 11 Trk 9. Kevin tragically succumbed to injuries sustained from a fire on August 11, 2023. He was 58 years old and had been a stalwart pillar of the department since joining in 1996. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ward family and our firefighting community during this somber time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Lieutenant Kevin P. Ward

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