December 14, 2015

Daniel Capuano - Firefighter Fatality - Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Capuano
Firefighter/Paramedic Daniel Capuano, age 42, died in the line of duty on December 14, 2015, at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Firefighter Capuano was a member of the Chicago Fire Department. He was assigned to Tower/Ladder 34. He had 15 years of service with the Department. Previously he had worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Lemont Fire Protection District.

After 2:30 a.m., Daniel was one of many firefighters who attended a vacant warehouse fire in the Southside area of Chicago. He was inside of the building and was working in heavy smoke conditions looking for the source of the fire. He fell two floors down an open elevator shaft.

Daniel was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, he died of his injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Friends describe Dan as a "rock in the community" and a great guy.

The members of the Chicago Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their
Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Dan and
for those who have lost him.
brother. He had a sense of humor and was uptempo. He was also a professional who died in the service of Chicago. He was proud to be doing his job.  Dan will be forever remembered.

Dan's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He loved his work. He was a loving husband and father and he was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Dan is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his parents; two brothers; his wife, Julie, and their three children.

Thank you for your service to the community, Daniel.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Daniel is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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