Chicago firefighters

A firefighter drops off toys at Illinois Masonic Hospital. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Firefighters Bring Toys To Kids In The Hospital

Chicago firefighters helped spread some holiday cheer to kids in the hospital this Christmas Eve, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Chicago police officers and firefighters are presented with the city's top awards for bravery at an annual ceremony at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters, Police Officers Receive City’s Top Awards For Bravery

The city’s Carter Harrison Award was presented to Police Officers Jeffrey Friedlieb and Ruben Del Valle, who shot and pursued a drug suspect, after he shot them.


A man was injured when the roof and upper walls of a two-story building in West Pullman collapsed on July 16, 2012. Firefighters rescued the man and he was hospitalized in serious condition. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Man Injured In Building Collapse In West Pullman

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped when a building collapsed in the West Pullman neighborhood Monday morning.


Chicago firefighters salute the American flag, flying at half mast, during a moment of silence to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Chicago Honors Victims Of 9/11 On 10th Anniversary

At fire stations around the city on Sunday, Chicago firefighters stopped for a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. – marking the moment 10 years ago when the first plane hit the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Someone used this fake Chicago Fire Department parking permit to park illegally in the striped-off area next to a handicapped parking spot near the Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

City Probes Firefighters’ Use Of Unofficial Parking Permits

The Chicago Fire Department has launched an internal investigation into the use of unofficial parking placards, which are being used by firefighters from at least two firehouses in the city.

CBS 2–09/06/2011

Firefighters gather at the top of ladder truck 34 after firefighter Cory Ankum who was assigned to the truck perished in a fire at a one story building where fire officials say  a wall and part of the roof collapsed killing Ankum and fellow firefighter Edward Stringer, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CPS And Firefighters Now Have Something In Common, Working In Extreme Heat

Chicago firefighters faced a brutal blaze in brutal heat Tuesday night. It was the capper to a sweltering day for everyone in the city.

CBS 2–06/07/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Chicago Firefighters Get $94 Million In Back Pay

Chicago firefighters and paramedics will get $94 million in back pay dating back to June 30, 2007 — bankrolled by debt likened to “borrowing to pay for last year’s groceries” — thanks to a contract ratified Monday.


Stanley Salata (left); Art Noonan (CBS)

Hope For Chicago Firefighters In 9-11 Rescue

Two Chicago firefighters who were denied compensation for health problems they believe were caused by their work at Ground Zero, are expected to benefit from a $4.2 billion package passed by congress.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010

Stanley Salata (left); Art Noonan (CBS)

UPDATE: Local Firefighters Left Out Of WTC Settlement

Some Chicago firefighters who volunteered to help at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are being left out of a settlement to cover health claims.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Audit Finds Chicago Firefighters Falsified Mileage Claims

More than 80 firefighters assigned to the Chicago Fire Department’s scandal-scarred Fire Prevention Bureau are under internal investigation for allegedly falsifying mileage.