Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄❤️
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.
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”.
Merry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄❤️
Boy, 15, charged in retired Chicago firefighter Dwain Williams' Morgan Park shooting death
A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a retired Chicago firefighter earlier this month.
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. 🙏🏻😢
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....
Please consider Ignite the Spirit this Giving Tuesday! 🙏🏻
Donate at www.ignitethespirit.org
We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for the support throughout this year!
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 at 6046 Northwest Highway, say thanks and buy a cigar or two!
Order yours today at https://www.ignitethespirit.org/store.html
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!
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 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’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 continue spreading our mission. THANK YOU!
It’s Fire Safety Week! Please share this important safety tip.
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🌸💕
Please welcome our new Firefighter graduates as they prepare to go out and serve your community!
#ChicagoFireDepartment #ChicagoFire #Firefighter #CFD #Chicago #FireAcademy #Graduation #Graduates
Our friends at the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce are selling raffle tickets for a bottle of Pappy's Bourbon. Today is the last day for your chance to win. They will announce the winner on Facebook Live at 3:30pm on their Edison Park page. Clcik on the link to buy a ticket....https://www.edisonpark.org/strike-big-in-edison-park
Big announcement!!! Our founder and president, Rich Pinskey, is retiring with 32 years of service! Come celebrate this man who has done so much for so many❤️❤️❤️
Send him some well wishes in the comments!
Keeping all of our brothers and sisters in our prayers ❤️
As if our job is not dangerous enough, this morning Engine 71 quarters was hit by gunfire. Thankfully all our members are safe.
Never forget 🇺🇸🙏🏻
On this night nineteen years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. Sixty police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. Eight paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 AM on Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same.
9/11/01. Never forget. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Prayers to our brothers in blue who were shot last night🙏🏻 We stand with our brothers and sisters in blue 💙❤️
Prayers for our brothers and sisters in Fire Department City of Kenosha. They have been working tirelessly these last couple days.🙏🏻
The Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation
And they’re off 🚴🏻♀️ 🚴🧡💙 #cycleforacure #hsf419 #henryschueler #fightleukemia #fightcancer #fightmicormycosis #staystrong
Lake Effect Brewing Company LLC First Responder Brew will be making an appearance at Murray Bros Caddyshack Rosemont at 9546 Balmoral Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018.
Stop in on Saturday, August 22 for lunch or dinner. A portion of the proceeds for the First Responder Brew will be donated to The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and Ignite the Spirit.
Thank you to our Business of the Month! We appreciate your support of our mission! Please give their page a LIKE to help us say thanks.
providing affordable flowers & event planning for intimate weddings, events or those "just because" moments... bringing your vision to perfect bloom!
The Henry Schueler 41 & 9 Foundation
Take a walk down memory lane with us as we head out later this month on our TENTH ride Cycling for a Cure to Pediatric Leukemia.
2010 - CFD around Lake Michigan
2011 - To St. Louis via Indy
2012 - Cross country ride
2013 - Ride hiatus
2014 - Wrigley to Fenway
2015 - Chicago/Foster Beach to Estabrook in Milwaukee
2016 - Ryan Field to Holiday Inn in Milwaukee
2017 - Ryan Field to Holiday Inn in Milwaukee
2018 - Loyola Academy to Westin in Milwaukee
2019 - Loyola Academy to Westin in Milwaukee
#hsf419 #henryschueler #fightcancer #fightleukemia #fightmucormycosis #cfd #ignitethespirit #cycleforacure
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