The Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society was founded February 17, 1991. Our membership is comprised of the families of firefighters and paramedics who have made the ultimate sacrifice: losing their lives in the line of duty. Our purpose for existing is to offer support and comfort to any and all who might benefit from our experiences, especially any future duty-death families.
Dear Gold Badge Members
A message from Fr. Tom Mulcrone;
BACK, LOOKING AHEAD
When Cardinal Bernardin in 1987 named me as the Chaplain of the Chicago Fire Department his letter of appointment stated that there was a term of office of 3 years for this position, renewable upon review. No one ever bothered to call regarding that review.
So, thirty years later I look back proudly and happily at all that Has happened in my years as your Chaplain, grateful that the Good Cardinal forgot about that letter.