Chicago Fire Department
The Chicago Fire Department is showing off its new “Jaws of Life” – which officials say are lighter, more versatile and more powerful than what they’ve been using, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.
The male corpse was pulled from the water about two blocks north of Oak Street about 5:40 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.
Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
(CBS) – Chicago firefighters were involved in an unusual rescue Friday afternoon. Crews rescued a 3-year-old, 95-pound pit bull named Theo after the dog fell into a sewer while walking with its owner, Chicago Fire […]
On Paramedics Day, paramedics were reunited with cardiac arrest survivors and Good Samaritans who helped out before paramedics had arrived.
Chicago’s inspector general says the Chicago Fire Department is still not meeting nationwide standards for response time, despite being chided a year-and-a-half ago for not meeting those standards.
For six years, Lt. Douglas Crowley has played bagpipes on special occasions for the Chicago Fire Department’s Pipes and Drums band. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
With snow piled high on many parkways in the city, the Chicago Fire Department has asked residents to give firefighters a helping hand, by digging out hydrants on their blocks.
A wall inside the Chicago Fire Department Academy now bears the names of two firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Nearly 17,000 men and women who want to be Chicago firefighters took the department’s first exam since 2006 on Saturday and another 8500 are expected to do so on Sunday.
25,000 people who want to be Chicago firefighters or paramedics will file through McCormick Place Saturday and Sunday to take the exam to get into the training academy, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Aldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.
Firefighters swarmed the property at 58th Street and Calumet Avenue around 7 p.m. after reports of an explosion, and they pulled two women from the flattened property.
The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.
Firefighters who responded to O’Hare transported a 70-year-old woman to Chicago’s Resurrection Hospital, the Chicago Fire Department says.
Distracted drivers have always been a problem for firetrucks and ambulances that need cars to get out of the way – but because the Chicago Fire Department’s calls have being going up, the department says those distracted drivers are a bigger problem these days.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
After two deadly accidents on the water last weekend, the Chicago Fire Department is reminding people of the hazards of cold water. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
The temperatures might have been cold, and there was snow in the air, but city officials and the U.S. Coast Guard said those were perfect conditions to remind boaters the Lakefront can be an unpredictable place.