Chicago Fire Department
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.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a high rise in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.
Chicago first-responders rescued an individual at 75th Street and the lakefront this afternoon following emergency calls of a person stuck on the ice.
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
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.
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.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at 89th and Wallace.
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.
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.
Fire officials say the incident occurred in the 1100 block of North Ashland Avenue at a building where construction was underway. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital.
A mayday response — indicating firefighters could be in distress — was called after the roof collapse, but all firefighters were located unharmed.
One of those standing honor guard beside retired firefighter Eddie Goya’s casket was Fire Lieutenant Ricardo Vega, who owes his life to Groya.
Chicago firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire in a residential building on the South Side.
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.
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.
The Chicago Fire Department conducted a high-rise fire drill at the Aon Center Sunday morning.
It has been the biggest drill the department has done in years.
A massive “mock” disaster on the South Side on Tuesday is testing the training of first responders.
It was a discovery made just a couple of weeks ago, and the Fire Department has been scrambling to correct the situation.
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.