|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||46 to 50|
|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|
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.