Cleveland Firefighters Seek Information Regarding Suspected Arson Fire

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo and Local 93 President Francis Lally today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information on an April 29 suspected arson that injured at Cleveland firefighter.

“Services provided by our firefighters are vital to the health and safety of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “When Arson happens it is a threat to the safety of our entire community. I am asking your support to help identify the person or persons who started this fire. If you have any information about this fire, please call.”

A 51-year-old Division of Fire lieutenant with 23 years of service, sustained serious injuries including a broken leg and ankle which required surgery. It is believed that this fire was intentionally set. Anonymous information can be provided via Crime Stoppers: call or text tips to 216-25-CRIME (216-252-7463).

“As firefighters, we love our jobs and accept the risks involved,” said Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “Having one of my officers seriously injured in an arson fire is unacceptable. The lieutenant will likely have a long recovery following his surgery. I hope that a tip to Crime Stoppers will also give him justice.”

A cash reward of up to $10,000 will be available for information leading to an arrest: Crime Stoppers will offer up to $2,500, the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee will offer up to $5,000 and Cleveland Firefighters Local 93 will add up to $2,500.

View a video and photos of the press conference.