Chicago Firefighter Dies After Battling Fire on Lincoln Ave Near Fullerton Ave

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Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt confirmed Price was on the roof of the four-story building when he fell through a light shaft. Battalion Chief Mike McCormick confirmed Price was responsive when firefighters first reached him. Nance-Holt said Price, known widely as “Drew,” was a “workout nut” and a “great leader.” YouTube Tips ⓘ

Chicago firefighter dies after battling fire in Lincoln Park neighborhood (WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ

The Chicago Fire Department announced Monday morning, November 13, 2023 the passing of a firefighter member, who was injured Monday morning at 2430 North Lincoln Avenue. Commissioner Nance-Holt identified the fallen firefighter as Firefighter/EMT Andrew Price from the temporary press podium at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where firefighter Price was transported.

Andrew Price, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter/EMT. (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
Andrew Price, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter/EMT. (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).

The firefighter was assigned to Chicago Fire Department Truck 44, and was among the first crews on the scene at about 5:31 a.m. Monday. An accident related to an apparent fall inside the building during firefighting operations occurred about 5:53 a.m.

The firefighter was rescued using ropes after the apparent fall inside the building in smokey conditions.

The firefighter was removed from the building beginning about 6:23 a.m., and was transported about 6:33 a.m. from the scene to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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