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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Mario Araujo
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/7/2020
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death COVID-19
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency medical care

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City
Incident State IL
Incident Date 3/1/2020
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On April 7, 2020, Firefighter Mario Araujo of the Chicago Fire Department died in the line of duty from complications of COVID-19 after being exposed to a patient with the virus while on duty.

Funeral services for Araujo were held at the Theis-Gorski Funeral Home on April 13, and he was buried at Montrose Cemetery.

Araujo had been a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department since 2003, spending most of his career at Truck Company 25.


Ashlee Rezin Garcia, “Mourners salute from a distance at funeral of Chicago firefighter who died of COVID-19” Chicago Sun-Times, April 13, 2020.

“USA Notice of Firefighter Fatality - Chicago, IL,” U.S. Fire Administration, April 21, 2020.

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