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.
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez follows up on why the first-responders are so vulnerable.
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.
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.
The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.
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.
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.
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
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.
A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
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.
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.
One by one, the colorful, meaningful, individualized hydrants go from populous street corners to homes of their own.
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.
Residents at 3925 Triumvera Dr. were jolted awake when a fire started in a 9th floor condo after midnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Firefighters rescued a male from Lake Michigan early Thursday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.