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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: IL

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 66th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Captain Herbert Johnson has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Chicago Fire Department.

Herbert “Herbie” T. Johnson

Rank: Captain
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 32

Date of Incident: 11/02/2012
Time of Incident: 1731hrs
Date of Death: 11/02/2012

Fire Department: Chicago Fire Department
Address: 3510 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 2, Chicago, IL 60653 (USNG: 16T DM 4822 3118)
Fire Department Chief: Fire Commissioner José A. Santiago

Incident Description: Captain Johnson died from inhalation injuries sustained while operating at a structure fire. Media reports said that “Johnson died after saving several families--including many with small children--from a burning South Side home.” Investigation of the fatal fire incident continues.

Incident Location: 2315 W. 50th Place, Chicago, IL (USNG: 16T DM 4330 2799)

Funeral Arrangements: Thursday, November 8, 2012, Saint Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL

Tribute is being paid to Captain Herbert “Herbie” T. Johnson at

To date, 66 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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