Jermaine Pelt Obituary, Death – After tackling a fire that broke out in many homes in West Pullman early on Tuesday morning, a Chicago firefighter was killed and two others were injured. According to the Chicago Fire Department, when firefighters arrived to a property around 120th and Wallace streets at approximately 3:15 in the morning, they found that a fire had already broken out in a frame structure.
During a news conference, Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt stated that the fire quickly spread to adjoining residences, simultaneously starting all three of those buildings on fire. Jermaine Pelt, 49, “went down” while crews were being ordered out of the building, said Nance-Holt while fighting back tears. Pelt was a firefighter who was on a hose line battling the blaze at the time.
Pelt was swiftly removed from the structure, and emergency medical personnel and firefighters attempted to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him while they transported him to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but they were unsuccessful, according to Nance-Holt. She said that the two other firefighters had not suffered any significant injuries.
According to Nance-Holt, Pelt joined the department in 2005 and currently has two children, one of whom is 6 years old and the other of whom is an adult daughter. According to Nance-Holt, Pelt only just attended his daughter’s wedding and escorted her down the aisle. Pelt’s daughter was on her honeymoon when she found out that her father had passed away. Officials have stated that an investigation is currently being conducted into the specific circumstances of Pelt’s passing.