- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) - A fire engine has been donated to a suburban Chicago community college in memory of a fallen firefighter.

Moraine Valley Community College’s fire academy students will use the vehicle for training. It comes from the Orland Fire Protection District, which has been keeping the engine in operating condition after retiring it.

The Daily Southtown reports (https://trib.in/1WGt8eo ) the fire district inscribed the engine with the words “In Memory of Daniel Capuano, Dec. 14, 2015.”

Capuano of the Chicago Fire Department died after falling into an open elevator shaft while battling a warehouse fire. The father of three had taken classes at Moraine Valley Community College.

Orland Fire Protection District Chief Michael Schofield spoke Wednesday at a ceremony at the school, saying Capuano will be a “guardian angel” to fire academy trainees.


Information from: Southtown Star, https://southtownstar.chicagotribune.com/



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