Illinois State Fire Marshal

Zoe, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, is the newest arson dog at the Illinois State Fire Marhsal's office. (Credit:

State’s Newest Fire Investigator Has A Real Nose For The Job

Zoe, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, has worked 26 fire scenes since starting the job in May.


An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For Sprinklers

Residents and owners of older high rises in Chicago were racing against the clock to fight a proposed state mandate that they say would force many residents to move.



Training Program Educates First Responders On People With Autism

Illinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Families Urged To Get Involved In Fire Safety

State fire officials are asking families to get involved in fire safety this National Fire Prevention Week.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011