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A "safe haven" sign near a Chicago fire station. (CBS)

Baby Abandoned At Fire Station

The 3-week-old boy was left at Engine 101 at 2236 W. 69th St., and he was transported in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.

06/10/2013

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Pit Bulls Maul 3-Year-Old Boy

The attack, which left the child with “multiple puncture wounds,” occurred in a building in the 7300 block of South Kingston Avenue, the fire department said.

06/03/2013

A high-rise fire drill was held at the AON Center Sunday morning. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

High-Rise Fire Drill Conducted At Aon Center

The Chicago Fire Department conducted a high-rise fire drill at the Aon Center Sunday morning.

06/02/2013

Rescue workers respond to the "injured" during a disaster drill on the South Side on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Fire Department To Complete Disaster Drill In Englewood

It has been the biggest drill the department has done in years.

05/08/2013

One of  the "injured" victims is found in a tree during a disaster drill on the South Side on Tuesday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Rescue Crews Respond To Mock Tornado On South Side

A massive “mock” disaster on the South Side on Tuesday is testing the training of first responders.

05/07/2013

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Paramedic Has Been Working 14 Months Without License

It was a discovery made just a couple of weeks ago, and the Fire Department has been scrambling to correct the situation.

04/09/2013

An off-duty CTA worker driving a pickup truck crashed into an ambulance in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on March 21, 2013. The CTA worker was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty CTA Worker Suspected Of DUI In Crash With Ambulance

An off-duty CTA employee was arrested in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight, on suspicion of drunk driving, after crashing into an ambulance carrying a patient to the hospital.

03/21/2013

Ice on Lake Michigan (CBS 2/Mai Martinez)

Lakefront Ice Is Beautiful But Deadly

A dog was rescued last week along Chicago’s icy lakefront, but sometimes people aren’t so lucky. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/25/2013

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2 Children, 2 Adults Hurt In West Side Fire

A fire on the West Side sent two adults and two children to the hospital on Tuesday morning.

01/29/2013

A tower ladder is used to battle a fire on the South Side. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Two Men Died In High-Rise Fire After Saving Woman

The two men who died in a South Shore high-rise fire had rescued an elderly woman from the blaze and returned to try to extinguish the flames.

01/23/2013

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an apartment building in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Cause Of Morgan Park Fire Remains Mystery

The extra alarm fire at a Morgan Park condo left nearly 50 without a place to live.

12/07/2012

Firefighters rescue several dogs from a burning building in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Person Burned, Several Dogs Rescued At NW Side Fire

Firefighters brought the animals — some unconscious — out of the building in blankets and used oxygen masks specially made for pets to attempt to revive them.

11/26/2012

(Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Fire Department Goes ‘Old School’ By Fighting Fire With ‘Little Mo’

The Chicago Fire Department dusted off one of its “oldies, but goodies” this morning to pour water on the smoldering remains of an overnight extra alarm fire.

11/16/2012

Chicago Firefighter Michael Boyd (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Fire Department’s Mister Fix-It Loses Battle With Cancer

A Chicago Fire Department stunned by the line of duty deaths of two members in 10 days got more bad news when a popular North Side firefighter, known to friends as a Mr. Fix-It, lost his battle with cancer.

11/12/2012

Chicago police officers and firefighters salute the casket of Fire Capt. Herbie Johnson, draped in the Chicago flag, as it is carried into St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel for Johnson's funeral on Nov. 8, 2012. Johnson died from injuries he suffered fighting a fire in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: Suzanne Le Mignot/CBS 2)

‘Master Fireman’ Herbie Johnson Laid To Rest

Hundreds of Chicago area firefighters and police officers packed a South Side chapel on Thursday to say a final farewell to Chicago Fire Capt. Herbert “Herbie” Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

11/08/2012

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

Family: Fallen Firefighter ‘Was Always A Hero To Us’

Family, friends and colleagues of a “larger than life” Chicago firefighter were mourning the loss of a man who they said “was always a hero to us.”

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

Three homes were destroyed in a 2-11 fire on Monday morning. (CBS)

Homes Evacuated After Fire On South Side

Residents in several homes were evacuated and one person hospitalized with respiratory problems after a two-alarm blaze ignited in a vacant South Side home Monday morning.

10/29/2012

Chicago police officers sit in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, during the annual awards ceremony for police officers and Chicago firefighters. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Fire Departments Present Annual Awards For Bravery

A total of 31 Chicago Police and Firefighters received awards at a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, honoring them for everything from holding their fire at a dangerous moment, to entering burning buildings twice in the same shift.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Festival To Benefit Firefighters Kicks Off In The Afternoon

Music, food and fun are on tap Saturday night on the city’s Northcenter neighborhood, all for the benefit of Chicago Fire Department charities.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

Two people were pulled from the Chicago River Friday afternoon. (CBS)

2 People Pulled From Chicago River Downtown, 1 Dies

One man died after he and another person were pulled from the Chicago River near the Michigan Avenue Bridge Friday afternoon.

09/21/2012

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