Ignite the Spirit

Ignite the Spirit Ignite the Spirit is a charity that has been around since 2003 and has helped over 500 families in need. Ignite the Spirit has donated over a million dollars to ease the hardship of Chicago Fire Department families.
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Ignite the Spirit began in 2003 when a meeting of the minds came together to create an organization that would help others in need; our brothers and sisters on the job that have fallen victim to life’s unjust hardships. Those of you that are familiar with Ignite the Spirit and its mission have already known the numerous times we’ve been there when needed. There are several members in the department that have received assistance from us; many heartbreaking stories we cannot tell. Not only do we respect each other’s privacy, we also respect each other’s pride. Perhaps our pride as men and women on the job is what keeps Ignite the Spirit in the shadows for many of you. If you’ve known a family that needed us and didn’t know where to turn, you’ve seen the effects of Ignite the Spirit and how proud it makes someone to be a member of the Chicago Fire Department. The support we have given has been significant; the overwhelming amount of gratitude given back is priceless. The feelings are similar to witnessing the birth of a child – Awestruck and speechless. Have you ever walked into a stranger’s house, handed them a check, said a few kind words, a hug ensuring things will get better and just leave? We have. Daily. Ignite the Spirit continues on without fanfare every day and lives true by the slogan, “We’re HERE When You Need Us”.

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Here’s our May Hero of the Month!  Kinga Decorrevont: Paramedic In Charge at Ambulance 65. Learn more about Kinga at www...
05/01/2021

Here’s our May Hero of the Month! Kinga Decorrevont: Paramedic In Charge at Ambulance 65. Learn more about Kinga at www.ignitethespirit.org. ❤️🚑❤️

Here’s our May Hero of the Month! Kinga Decorrevont: Paramedic In Charge at Ambulance 65. Learn more about Kinga at www.ignitethespirit.org. ❤️🚑❤️

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04/04/2021
03/27/2021

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Our brother Juan Covarrubias is a cancer survivor and has been nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Man of the Year. Please...
03/25/2021
Juan Covarrubias - Man & Woman of the Year Fundraiser

Our brother Juan Covarrubias is a cancer survivor and has been nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Man of the Year. Please check out his page and show him our ITS love❤️❤️❤️

Please join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funding of blood cancer therapies by making a donation and/or visiting the online store for Man & Woman of the Year. Every dollar raised on behalf of a Candidate or Campaign Team Member counts as one vote and the Candidate who gets t

Our firefighters and EMTs are lucky to have so many fans of our page! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!☘️💚☘️
03/17/2021

Our firefighters and EMTs are lucky to have so many fans of our page! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Our firefighters and EMTs are lucky to have so many fans of our page! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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03/10/2021

We want to extend our Condolences on the passing of Eileen Coglianese. The founder of the Gold Badge Society and a person that has helped so many families over the years, She was always ready to support anyone that needed her. We will miss her dedication, commitment and passion to make a difference. Please keep the Coglianese Family in your thoughts and prayers.

02/19/2021
The snow has started! 🥶❄️
01/30/2021

The snow has started! 🥶❄️

01/25/2021

Ignite the Spirit Super Bowl Challenge. The first 10 Families that know the year that Ignite the Spirit was started will get a dinner for 5 from Nono’s Pino’s for Super Bowl Sunday

Today we launch our hero of the month! Please click on the link to see our January Hero! Happy New Year!!!
01/02/2021
Ignite the Spirit Fund – Heroes of the Month

Today we launch our hero of the month! Please click on the link to see our January Hero! Happy New Year!!!

Ignite the Spirit is a charity that has been around since 2003, helped over 500 families in need and donated over a million dollars to ease the hardship of Chicago Fire Department families.

Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄❤️
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄❤️

12/12/2020
Update: We are sold out!!! Thank you❤️❤️❤️Christmas is fast approaching! Give the gift of this special ITS Whiskey for s...
12/07/2020

Update: We are sold out!!! Thank you❤️❤️❤️

Christmas is fast approaching! Give the gift of this special ITS Whiskey for someone and at the same time help our mission. Email [email protected] to place your order today! 🎅🏼🎄🚒🚑

Please help us honor Retired Lt. Dwain Williams. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻😢
12/06/2020

Please help us honor Retired Lt. Dwain Williams. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻😢

FF Eli Alcauter of Truck #7 suddenly lost his wife due to COVID this week. He has two 13 year old children and his fathe...
12/03/2020
Meal Train for Eli Alcauter Family

FF Eli Alcauter of Truck #7 suddenly lost his wife due to COVID this week. He has two 13 year old children and his father in law lives with them. Let’s show him our love and support. Please click on the link to help. ❤️

Eli Alcauter is a Chicago Firefighter at truck #7. He was formerly a marine and a sheriff. He lost his wife suddenly this past week. He and his wife Yolanda have two 13 year old children. A daughter named Isaly and a son named Logan. Their father in law also resides with them. Eli wanted to be sure....

We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the support throughout this year!
11/26/2020

We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the support throughout this year!

Ignite the Spirit
11/23/2020

Ignite the Spirit

Vick Shah, owner of Norwood Royal Cigars, gave us a great donation from the design and sale of a challenge coin. Stop in...
11/23/2020

Vick Shah, owner of Norwood Royal Cigars, gave us a great donation from the design and sale of a challenge coin. Stop in at 6046 Northwest Highway, say thanks and buy a cigar or two!

11/03/2020
10/22/2020

The final CFD walk out! Congrats Rich! We look forward to see all the amazing things you are going to do for ITS in retirement!

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10/20/2020

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We can’t say enough about Rich Pinskey !!!! When we met this man in 2013 at Engine78 while heading to a Cubs game it changed our lives. His guenine heart and respect grab us and a friendship was born. It was shortly after this encounter that Ignite the Spirit Leamington/Kingsville was born!!! Thank you Rich for the opportunity to help others. Happy retirement from CFD and can’t wait until we can see you face to face brother !!! Cheers from the great north!!

Today is our Ignite the Spirit founder's last day with Chicago Fire Department!  Congratulations Rich for your incredibl...
10/19/2020

Today is our Ignite the Spirit founder's last day with Chicago Fire Department! Congratulations Rich for your incredible career! Stop by and say hello today or tomorrow at Firewater Saloon.

Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! It’s calendar time!! The Ignite the Spirit Calendar will be available beginning in November. It...
10/15/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen!!!! It’s calendar time!! The Ignite the Spirit Calendar will be available beginning in November. It’s the perfect gift for Christmas. This calendar highlights 12 amazing and heroic Chicago Firefighters & Paramedics while helping raise funds for our organization.

Our page is getting close to 10,000 fans!  Please invite your friends to LIKE our page.  Our fans are how we can continu...
10/14/2020

Our page is getting close to 10,000 fans! Please invite your friends to LIKE our page. Our fans are how we can continue spreading our mission. THANK YOU!

It’s Fire Safety Week! Please share this important safety tip.
10/09/2020

It’s Fire Safety Week! Please share this important safety tip.

Meal Train for Tsokolas Family
10/08/2020
Meal Train for Tsokolas Family

Meal Train for Tsokolas Family

To support our neighbors, the Tsokolas Family, as they navigate through the devastating loss of their amazing wife and mother, Mary Jo, we request that anyone who would like to drop a meal off please sign up on the calendar. Freeze ahead meals are welcomed. If you don’t have time to cook and still...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month🌸💕
10/01/2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month🌸💕

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Thank you Ignite the Spirit for making this birthday boys day. He was so surprised and loves his new bike. We are beyond appreciative. Thank you for your generosity and service. You are the best!!
THANK YOU Ignite the Spirit for making 2 birthdays extra special during our lockdown! You made the day for my 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You are THE BEST! -The Morris Family
Chicago Fire Department 2019 calendar and still not available on your website. Any update? Thanks, asking for a friend! 😆
Thank you Ignite The Spirit for your support!!!
Frontline OCR is honored to announce an additional mission of support for the 3rd Wave in October 27th in Byron, IL. The Frontline is partnering up with Ignite the Spirit, the Chicago Fire Department's Charity, in order to help the surviving family members of fallen Chicago Fire Department Diver, Juan Bucio. Use Code IGNITETHESPIRIT and Save 15%. Frontline will donate 10% each time this code is used. As you know, Frontline OCR is dedicated to first responders and the military. The 3rd Wave will feature a medal representing our Firefighters. Below is the prototype. The real version will be as brilliant as our previous two law enforcement medals. Medal Monday has arrive early folks. Please share this. Register Here: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Byron/FrontlineOCR2
Looking forward to seeing you all at #ChicagoPolarPlunge this Sunday @ North Avenue Beach - your tent is ready and waiting
EMT-B Competency Test Prep Con Ed’s are available. Click on Sign up button on FB page to pick a date to attend and pay. Cost if Class is $50 for 4 hours of Con Ed. Hands on skills included. Any questions please email [email protected]
EMT-B classes begin: 10/17/17 for the Tuesday/Thursday Class, Time 6pm-10pm. 10/21/17 for the Saturday Class, Time 9am-5pm. Applications will be available starting 9/16/17 in person at 4004 N. Nashville Ave. Chicago,IL. 60634. email Chris Hansen for appointment at [email protected]