Chicago Fire Department

Chicago Fire Department

Memorial Walls Honors City’s Fallen Black Firefighters

The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.

10/10/2014

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Ebola Scare Draws Firefighters To O’Hare

Firefighters who responded to O’Hare transported a 70-year-old woman to Chicago’s Resurrection Hospital, the Chicago Fire Department says.

10/06/2014

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Distracted Drivers Becoming More Problematic For Emergency Vehicles As Number Of Calls Increases

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.

09/09/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Defends Fire Department Hiring Preference For CPS Grads

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/19/2014

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Don’t Be Fooled By Warm Weather — Lake Temps Remain Dangerously Cold

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.

06/06/2014

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Coast Guard, City Officials Urge Boaters To Use Caution On Lake

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.

05/16/2014

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Four Rescued From Sinking Boat On Lake Michigan

The boat was in the lake off of 31st Street, and had sunk as of 5 p.m., fire officials said.

05/05/2014

Chicago Fire Department

City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage Records

A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.

04/18/2014

Emergency crews respond to a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace. / image from Network Video Productions

Dead Girl’s Mom Fears Daughter Started Fatal Fire

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.

03/13/2014

Thin ice on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fire Dept. Issues Warning To Stay Off The Ice

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.

02/19/2014

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Fire Officials: Man, 60, Killed In Austin Fire

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.

02/13/2014

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Chicago Fire Deaths Reached Record Low In 2013

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.

01/07/2014

An EMS Plan 1 was called for a fire in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Brad Edwards/CBS)

Fire In Lake Shore Drive High-Rise

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a high rise in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

01/03/2014

An ambulance responds at the scene of a person trapped on ice at 75th and the lake. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Man Rescued From Icy Lakefront

Chicago first-responders rescued an individual at 75th Street and the lakefront this afternoon following emergency calls of a person stuck on the ice.

01/02/2014

Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, covered in soot, talks with reporters at a 2006 fire scene. (CBS)

Report Finds Department Failings In Death Of Chicago Firefighter

A report by federal investigators has concluded that poor on-site communication was a contributing factor in the death of a veteran Chicago firefighter last year

12/03/2013

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Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response Times

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.

11/04/2013

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As OT Soars, City To Hold Firefighter Entrance Exam In 2014

Amid skyrocketing overtime in the Chicago Fire Department, the city will hold its first firefighters entrance exam in eight years in 2014, but not the way a former-firefighter-turned-alderman would like it.

11/02/2013

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Woman Injured By Falling Tree

The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at 89th and Wallace.

09/21/2013

A woman's body was pulled from the Chicago River Friday evening after reports that a female had jumped into the water. (CBS)

Police Recover Woman’s Body From Chicago River

Emergency crews were called to the 300 block of West Roosevelt Road about 2:45 p.m. after receiving reports of the woman jumping from a bridge into the South Branch of the river.

09/13/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.

09/06/2013

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