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Firefighters Say No To North Riverside Privatization Plan

Firefighters in west suburban North Riverside have balked at the mayor’s proposal to privatize the department, saying they refuse to work for a private company rather than for the village.

07/02/2014

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North Riverside Mayor Suggests Privatizing Village Fire Department

Mayor Hubert E. Hermanek Jr. says having a private firm take over the village’s firefighting duties could save taxpayers more than $700,000 in pension payments, health insurance and more.

06/20/2014

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Highland, Ind. Firefighter Dies In ATV Accident

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.

10/21/2013

Merrionnette Park firefighter Marvin Buhle (left) is accused of trying to rape a woman who was passed out at a party while fellow firefighter Michael Haas (right) allegedly acted as a lookout. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

2 Merrionette Park Firefighters Accused Of Sex Assault

A $250,000 bond was set Sunday for a Merrionette Park firefighter accused of sexually abusing a visitor from Hawaii at a party while a fellow firefighter allegedly acted as lookout outside the bedroom door.

06/16/2013

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Man Killed In Fire At Hammond Home

A Hammond man died Saturday after he was injured in a fire at his northwest Indiana home.

05/05/2013

A family was rescued Monday after they became sickened from carbon-monoxide poisoning. (CBS)

Quick-Thinking Boyfriend Saves Family Poisoned By Furnace

The young man raced to the house and through a window saw the girl’s father passed out on the living room floor and called 911. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/25/2013

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Fire Dept. Rescues Unconscious Antioch Family

An Antioch family of four – all of whom had passed out – was saved this morning by a teenager who called 911 after he peered through the family’s window.

02/25/2013

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Man Rescued By CFD Divers After Jump In River

A man was rescued from the water by Chicago Fire Department divers after he jumped into the Chicago River in the West Loop near Union Station Tuesday morning.

12/25/2012

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Retired Fire Captain Struck, Killed In Hit-And-Run In Crete

A retired Steger fire captain died early Monday after being struck by a vehicle in south suburban Crete.

11/12/2012

Chicago Fire Department Thomas Flahive, 58, died from West Nile Virus. (CBS)

Chicago Fire Lieutenant Dies From West Nile Virus

Thomas Flahive was a healthy 58-year-old, his fellow firefighters tell CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/04/2012

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Fire Department Set To Move To Upgraded Radio System

In the next few weeks, the Chicago Fire Department expects to begin using a state of the art communications system that’s been years in development.

WBBM Newsradio–09/12/2012

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Residents Rescued From Burning Building In Ravenswood

Quick action from firefighters helped save residents overnight at an apartment building in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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Fire Crews Rush To Downtown Office Tower After Elevators Are Shut Down

Fire crews rushed into the Loop Wednesday morning, after a blown fuse shut down the elevators at a high-rise office building just south of City Hall.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

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Multiple Reports Of Natural Gas Odor In Lincoln Park

Police are investigating multiple reports of a smell of natural gas in and around the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

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Fire Crews Dispatched As Construction Barge Tips In Chicago River

The Fire Department was one the scene Wednesday afternoon as a construction barge tipped over and began taking on water in the Chicago River’s South Branch downtown.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Divers work to recover a man who jumped into the Chicago River near Clark Street. (CBS)

Man Pulled From Chicago River After Jumping Off Bridge

A man was pulled from the Chicago River on Friday morning after he apparently jumped off the Clark Street bridge.

04/20/2012

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3 Teachers Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Blast At School

Fire and rescue crews were sent to a West Side elementary school Friday morning, after a report of pepper spray at the school.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Fire Vehicle Crash

Car Slams Into Fire Vehicle Headed To Blaze

A car slammed into a fire squad company on the city’s West Side, as the company raced to the scene of a fire 2 1/2 miles away.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

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City Council Committee OKs Settlement Over Paramedics’ Alleged Mistakes

The City Council Finance Committee is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died after a series of alleged mistakes by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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