Fire Department

School Hazmat

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

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

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

Fence Removal

Workers Take Down Barriers Blocking Building Where Kids Died In Fire

City workers on Thursday morning removed a set of concrete and steel posts that had blocked a key entrance to an apartment complex where two small children died in a fire earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters Agree To Join City Wellness Program

Chicago firefighters and paramedics have agreed to join a wellness program for city workers that could have an impact on their next contract.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Inquiry Into Fire Captain Not So Transparent

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson isn’t too impressed with the mayor’s claims of a new era of transparency at City Hall, now that the fire department has clamped down on an investigation into one of its own.


Police and fire officials respond to a Nov. 1, 2011 water-rescue call. (CBS)

Fire Official, Police Diver Scuffle At Rescue Scene: Sources

Sources say a Chicago Fire captain shoved a police officer earlier this month, as they tried to rescue two men from the water near Goose Island.


Police Headquarters

Fire Department Offices To Move Into Police Headquarters

Between 50 and 60 Chicago Fire Department personnel will be moving from their offices at a high rise on the IIT campus in Bronzeville to the Chicago Police Headquarters down the street.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters To Be Fired For Padding Mileage Expenses

The Fire Department has moved to terminate 54 firefighters accused of padding their mileage expenses, WBBM Newsradio has learned.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Extra Paramedics Called Out For Heat Wave

Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Hospital Fan

Officials: Take Proper Precautions For The Heat

The string of hot and humid days can have a cumulative effect on people’s health, and everyone is being urged to use caution as the temperature threatens to top 100 degrees.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Federal Court Orders Chicago To Hire 111 Black Firefighters, Pay Damages

A federal court’s decision that forces the hiring of 111 African-American firefighters and the city to pay millions of dollars in damages was a “partial victory” for the Chicago, a spokeswoman says.


Christopher Wheatley Fire Boat

New Fire Boat Christened In Honor Of Fallen Firefighter

The Fire Department held a christening ceremony today in Burnham harbor, naming its new $8.5 million fire boat in honor of a firefighter who died last year.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Blue Line Emergency

Reported Smoke Sends Fire Crews To Blue Line

The CTA Blue Line cleared out on the Northwest Side early Friday, after a report of smoke in a subway tunnel.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Suburban Fire Department Gets $327,000 Grant

The Elgin Fire Department added almost a third of a million dollars in federal grant money to its budget that it will use to hire firefighters.


File Photo Of A Silhouette Of Firefighters (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Girls Out For A Jog Call In House Fire

The Hitchcock girls were just out for a run Wednesday morning.


Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department & Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blaze Among Worst In Fire Dept. History

The South Shore neighborhood fire that left two firefighters dead and 17 injured Wednesday will go down as one of the worst in the history of the Fire Department.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2010