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Suburban Firefighters To Get Special Training On Treating Dementia Patients

Dementia is estimated to affect about 5 million Americans and, next Wednesday, some members of the Lake Zurich Fire Department will be trained in some of the best ways to handle dementia patients.

08/05/2015

Firefighters Original Report

New Research Suggests Why Firefighters Are Prone To Certain Cancers

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez follows up on why the first-responders are so vulnerable.

03/19/2015

The owner of this house that went up in flames March 4 says firefighters told her earlier that everything was OK. (CBS)

Displaced Chicagoan: Firefighters Said My House Was OK, Before It Burned Down

Firefighters initially came to Janice Hooper’s house after she smelled something burning and called 9-1-1 late Wednesday night. Hooper says they searched the house, found no heat source and left. Soon, the house burned down.

03/06/2015

A Matteson Fire Department vehicle (CBS)

Matteson May Slash Police, Fire Budget

This town of 20,000 is facing the real possibility of a 50 percent cut in police and fire services before long. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/26/2015

Chicago Fire Department

Memorial Walls Honors City’s Fallen Black Firefighters

The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.

10/10/2014

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

Judge Won’t Speed Up North Riverside’s Attempt To Privatize Fire Dept.

An attorney for a suburban firefighters union said they will continue their fight against an attempt by the village of North Riverside to privatize its fire department.

09/23/2014

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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

A Chicago Fire Department paramedic uses a special canine mask to provide oxygen to Patchy, one of two dogs rescued from a burning home in West Pullman on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Save 2 Dogs From West Pullman Fire

Flames were shooting out the window of a home near 117th Place and Lowe Avenue around 12:15 a.m. when firefighters first arrived. The homeowners were not at home, but someone told firefighters there were two dogs inside, trapped in a back room

06/26/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To Cancer

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.

04/24/2014

Chicago Fire Department

City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage Records

A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.

04/18/2014

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Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 Hours

Four firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.

04/18/2014

Emergency crews respond to a fire Wednesday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace. / image from Network Video Productions

Dead Girl’s Mom Fears Daughter Started Fatal Fire

There were no working smoke detectors in the apartment in the 1700 block of West Juneway Terrace, where LeAndrea White was found dead on the bedroom floor Wednesday afternoon.

03/13/2014

A fire hydrant being auctioned off sponsored by Lurie Children's Hospital. (Credit: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

Hydrant Auction Raises Money For Kids Of Fallen Firefighters

One by one, the colorful, meaningful, individualized hydrants go from populous street corners to homes of their own.

12/04/2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an Evanston firefighter rings a fire bell to honor fellow firefighters who died at the World Trade Center. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Chicago Area Remembers Horror Of 9/11

Fire stations throughout the Chicago area marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, with the ringing of bells, and recollections of where people were on the day of the terrorist attacks.

09/11/2013

Glenview firefighters rescued two people from a 9th floor balcony, after a fire broke out in a neighboring condo. (Credit: NVP Video)

Firefighters Rescue Two From High-Rise Fire In Glenview

Residents at 3925 Triumvera Dr. were jolted awake when a fire started in a 9th floor condo after midnight.

09/11/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

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.

09/06/2013

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Governor Open To Limiting Police, Fire Unions

Police and firefighters were not included in the 2011 law that barred other public sector unions from collectively bargaining over anything other than base wage increases no greater than inflation.

07/30/2013

A plaque engraved with names of the 19 fallen firefighters is mounted on a fence outside of Granite Mountain Hotshots Fire Station 7 in Prescott, Arizona July 2, 2013.  The Yarnell Hill fire -- which killed all but one member of a 20-strong 'hotshot' team -- was the biggest loss of firefighters' lives since the September 11 attacks, and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years. (Photo credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

Couple Selling T-Shirts To Benefit Fallen Arizona Firefighers’ Families

A Prospect Heights couple has set up a fundraiser for the Arizona firefighters who died in a wildfire last month, because the tragedy hit close to home.

07/08/2013

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 Rescued From Lake Michigan In Uptown

Firefighters rescued a male from Lake Michigan early Thursday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

05/30/2013

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