Inventor And Firefighting Hero
The 2004 LaSalle Bank building fire inspired Chicago Fire Department’s
Michael Wielgat to develop the HERO Pipe, which earned a special “visionary”
citation in the 2009 Chicago Innovation Awards.
- In their response May 22 to the lawsuit filed by Hero Systems — a Chicago company formed by Chicago firefighter Michael
- His first prototype, constructed by a Philadelphia company he hired, was a series of aluminum pipes that would connect to