Tower Ladder Obituary, Death – A Chicago fire lieutenant passed unexpectedly on Wednesday after passing out while battling a high-rise fire in the Gold Coast neighborhood of the city. This was the second firefighter fatality in the city in as many days. The tragedy was the second fatality to occur in the city’s firefighting workforce in as many days.
Annette Nance-Holt, the Commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department, commented that the previous week had been “a tragic week for us.” “Unprecedented.” The officials from the fire department have stated that the fire started shortly before 7:30 in the morning on the 27th level of a building that is situated in the 1200 block of north Lake Shore Drive. The “very large apartment” that was involved in the event caused the alarm to be raised to the highest possible level.
This was because the incident generated a response from a significant number of fire houses. Among those who rushed to the fire was Tower Ladder 10, which was led by Lt. Jan Tchoryk, who had served in the Navy before to joining the fire department and had more than 20 years of experience with the department. After the elevators had been disabled, Lieutenant Tchoryk was seen staggering up the stairs in an attempt to put out the fire. He was one of the first people to arrive at the scene.
“He was making his way up to the fire floor, and because the elevators were broken, they had to take the stairs,” Nance-Holt stated. After he had reached the fire floor, he proceeded below. He was with his soldiers when the mayday signal was sent out, asking for assistance, when the incident occurred. The workers then started treating him immediately by performing CPR on the scene, and they got them back to the lobby where they continued, and ambulance 66 brought him to the hospital where they continued performing CPR along with members… despite their best efforts, he ultimately passed away as a result of his injuries.