Chicago Fire Department
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.
The boat was in the lake off of 31st Street, and had sunk as of 5 p.m., fire officials said.
A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
There were no working smoke detectors in the apartment in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace, where LeAndrea White was found dead on the bedroom floor Wednesday afternoon.
The Chicago Fire Department is warning for anybody near any body of water these days to stay off the ice, especially with the warm-up and rain coming Thursday. But not everybody’s listening.
The fire started just before 5:25 p.m. in a two-story, multi-unit apartment building in the 500 block of South Lavergne Avenue.
Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said 16 people died in fires in 2013, the lowest annual total ever recorded in the city. Even so, he said that was 16 deaths too many.