CHICAGO – The first Chicago firefighter to die from COVID-19 was remembered by his colleagues Wednesday, one year after his death.
Chicago Fire tweeted that Acting Fire Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt and Chicago Fire officials honored the late Mario Araujo during a one-year anniversary bell ringing at Engine 102.
Mario Araujo, a 17-year veteran of the fire department, served most of his entire career at Truck 25 in Rogers Park.
Araujo had no known underlying conditions when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, but the Medical Examiner said heart disease was a contributing factor.
He was 49-years-old.