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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.


Ambulances at Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street help provide treatment to fans overcome by heat during the Blackhawks victory parade. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Blackhawks Fans Overcome By Heat At Parade, Rally

With hordes of Blackhawks fans packing downtown streets and Soldier Field to celebrate the Stanley Cup champions amid temperatures in the upper 70s, many ended up needing medical attention due to the combination of crowds and heat.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

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Bullet Strikes Ambulance While Medics Are In Back

The ambulance, operated by the Chicago Fire Department, was shot about 5:40 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Bishop, according to fire department spokesman Will Knight. The bullet shattered the driver’s-side window, and a large caliber slug was found in the cab portion of the ambulance.


Chicago EMS workers honored for saving a three-year-old boy and a Chicago cop. (Credit: CBS)

EMS Workers Honored For Saving 3-Year-Old Boy, Chicago Cop

A three-year-old boy and a Chicago Police officer wouldn’t be alive without the quick actions of paramedics. Wednesday, they met their lifesavers.


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.


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Cop, Two Paramedics Attacked While Responding To Emergency Call

Two paramedics and a police officer were hospitalized Tuesday night after responding to a call on the Near North Side.


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Family Claims Cops Let Shooting Victim Die Without Calling Paramedics

Javar Bamberg was shot in an alley in the 1700 block of Grey Avenue, just north of Evanston High School, on Dec. 12, 2012.


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Two Paramedics Hurt In Hit-And-Run Ambulance Crash

The two paramedics were in the 300 block of South Laramie Avenue, en route to a call, when the motorist struck them about 5 a.m.


U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Paramedics Treat Revelers At Obama Party

Paramedics were called to McCormick Place after receiving a report that more than a dozen revelers at President Barack Obama’s election night gathering were overcome by heat-related illnesses.


Firefighter Injured

2 Paramedics’ Licenses Yanked For Refusing To Treat Patient

WBBM Newsradio has learned the licenses of two paramedics in Chicago have been suspended because they are accused of failing to treat a patient.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012


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

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City Council Committee OKs Settlement Over Paramedics’ Alleged Mistakes

The City Council Finance Committee is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died after a series of alleged mistakes by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

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State Unveils Life-Saving ‘Yellow Dot’ Program

The Illinois Department of Transportation is starting a new program to help paramedics who respond to car accidents to act more quickly – and more intelligently.

WBBM Newsradio–11/22/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters Agree To Join City Wellness Program

Chicago firefighters and paramedics have agreed to join a wellness program for city workers that could have an impact on their next contract.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Extra Paramedics Called Out For Heat Wave

Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011

Brian Banks

Police: Man Attacked Paramedics Who Tried To Help Him

Paramedics found Brian Banks passed out and apparently drunk in his car, with his feet sticking out of the open back door, in the northeast corner of the Lakeview neighborhood Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2011

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Fire Dept.: No New Glucose Strips Yet

The Chicago Fire Department says its paramedics will be using potentially defective glucose-testing strips for at least a few more days.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2010

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Paramedics Told To Use Recalled Glucose Testing Strips

Chicago Fire Department paramedics who have been told to keep using glucose testing strips recalled by the manufacturer won’t be getting replacements until the end of the week – at the earliest.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CFD May Be Using Bad Glucose Test Strips

Inaccurate glucose testing strips could potentially cause problems for Chicago paramedics and the patients they treat, WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010