Office of Emergency Management and Communications
The head of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications is defending the high amount of overtime his staff has been working, trying to keep up with emergency calls, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.
Computers were down overnight at Chicago’s 911 dispatch center, after the state-of-the-art system unexpectedly crashed.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city’s ready for the heat wave, and is vowing now to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.
The sweltering heat continues for a second day Tuesday, as temperatures again climb into the 90s and humidity makes it feel as hot as 100 degrees.
After six years of testing – and spending more than $20 million – the Chicago Fire Department has finally started to go digital.
There was a changing of the guard at the Chicago Fire Department on Thursday, after Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff abruptly resigned and fellow 30-year veteran firefighter Jose Santiago took the reins of the department.
The City of Chicago says it’s ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather.
Chicago aldermen on Wednesday heard the public’s concerns about proposed cuts in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget.
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is now just days away. In Chicago, two men who are working to keep us from harm here and now are saying we’re safer than we were a decade ago.
City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.
One big problem the city is not happy about amid this week’s heat wave: the number of open fire hydrants. Since Monday, the city has shut off more than 1,700 open hydrants, with roughly 200 still gushing as of 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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.
A 911 dispatcher for the city of Chicago was killed on her way home from work Sunday morning, when her car was struck by a stolen SUV that was being chased by police.
Four days after the city’s internal alarm system went out, officials continue to work and try and fix the problem.
Chicago continues to step up security measures in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.
Frustration over the way 911 emergency calls are handled.