First Responders Accidentally Ingesting Powdered Opioids Is On The RiseA growing number of first responders are accidentally ingesting opioids while responding to drug calls.
Two Paramedics Help Save 80 Puppies After Trailer Slides Into A DitchParamedics help rescue 80 dogs, a driver and a passenger after fishtailing and flipping their trailer into a ditch on and Indiana roadway.
Black Firefighters To Chicago Mayor: Oust Fire CommissionerThe African American Firefighters & Paramedics League, which held a news conference Thursday, says the biggest problem is the lack of hiring and promotion of black women. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Suburban Firefighters To Get Special Training On Treating Dementia PatientsDementia 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.
Dozens Of Blackhawks Fans Overcome By Heat At Parade, RallyWith 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.
Bullet Strikes Ambulance While Medics Are In BackThe 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.
EMS Workers Honored For Saving 3-Year-Old Boy, Chicago CopA three-year-old boy and a Chicago Police officer wouldn’t be alive without the quick actions of paramedics. Wednesday, they met their lifesavers.
City Watchdog: 17 Firefighters And Paramedics Falsified Mileage RecordsA group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
Cop, Two Paramedics Attacked While Responding To Emergency CallTwo paramedics and a police officer were hospitalized Tuesday night after responding to a call on the Near North Side.
Family Claims Cops Let Shooting Victim Die Without Calling ParamedicsJavar Bamberg was shot in an alley in the 1700 block of Grey Avenue, just north of Evanston High School, on Dec. 12, 2012.
Two Paramedics Hurt In Hit-And-Run Ambulance CrashThe 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.
Paramedics Treat Revelers At Obama PartyParamedics 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.

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