Inventor And Firefighting Hero

Michael Wielgat


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.

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  • Elkhart Brass rejects fraud charges in HERO Pipe suit.
    In their response May 22 to the lawsuit filed by Hero Systems — a Chicago company formed by Chicago firefighter Michael
  • BusinessWeek
    His first prototype, constructed by a Philadelphia company he hired, was a series of aluminum pipes that would connect to
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