Second Chicago LODD in Two Days

By Bill Carey
5 April 2023

CHICAGO – A second Chicago firefighter has died in as many days. The latest line of duty death occurred on Wednesday morning during a residential high-rise fire.

Firefighters responded to a fire on the 27th floor of the Lake Shore Drive high-rise at approximately 7:00 a.m., according to Fox 32.

During a press conference, Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt said that the victim, Lieutenant Jan Tchoryk, had been climbing the stairs to the fire floor when he collapsed at the 11th floor. A mayday was transmitted and Lieutenant Tchoryk was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Photograph courtesy of Chicago Fire Department/Twitter.

Published by Data Not Drama

Data Not Drama is writings that provide a point of critical thought about firefighter fatality data and education, line of duty deaths, and risk. The main focus is to encourage less risk aversion and better knowledge on the subject of firefighter fatalities in firefighters, fire departments, and fire service organizations.

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