Jermaine Pelt LODD

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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter/EMT Jermaine A. Pelt  of Chicago, Local 2.  Brother Pelt passed away Tuesday, April 4th while battling a house fire. Brother Pelt was 49 years old and is survived by two children.

By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard is activated. 

Brother Pelt’s services are as follows:

Visitation: Thursday, April 13th, 2023, from 1500hrs to 2200hrs, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 4727 W 103rd St Oak Lawn IL  60453. There will be a firefighter walk-through at 1900hrs. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1830hrs.

Service: Friday, April 14th, 2023, at 1100hrs, at House of Hope 752 E 114th St. Chicago, IL 60628.

Interment: Friday, April 14th, 2023, following the service, at Lincoln Cemetery 12300 S. Kedzie Ave. Blue Island, IL  60406.

Please plan on attending, and please bring Local flags and tools for the services. I know, as always, you will all do Whatever It Takes to Honor, Cherish, Remember, and Salute Brother Pelt, his family, and his Local.

I know you all understand this means we’ll be carrying out our commitment Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.  I know this is tough, but it’s what we all took an oath to do.  Please look out for each other.  I’ll see you all in a few days.


Jay Coburn, Commander
AFFI Honor Guard
(708) 927-6568
[email protected]