Larry Matkaitis

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)

Town Hall Meetings To Debate High-Rise Sprinklers Mandate

Fire sprinklers save lives, but they could cost building owners millions and millions of dollars. A proposal to require them in all high rises in Illinois has lots of people talking.



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