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 and Friends,
On Tuesday May 8th, the State of Illinois 25th Annual Medal of Honor and Memorial Ceremony. The
memorial will be held In Springfield at the State of Illinois Fire Fighter Memorial Site with Medal of Honor ceremonies held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15 (3d-2)
*Captain Patrick Deasy, LODD May 15, 1921 – unveiling both of the badge case and the brick at the park. Please read description in this month’s newsletter.
Monday, May 23rd (3d-3)
* EMS Day held at the Quinn Training Facility 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, May 28th (3d-3)
* Chicago Fireman’ American Legion Post #667 presents the 84th Annual Memorial Day service to be held at Holy Family Church located 1120 W. Roosevelt