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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Chicago firefighters and paramedics have been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars’ worth of mileage records.
Two paramedics and a police officer were hospitalized Tuesday night after responding to a call on the Near North Side.
Javar Bamberg was shot in an alley in the 1700 block of Grey Avenue, just north of Evanston High School, on Dec. 12, 2012.
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.
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.
WBBM Newsradio has learned the licenses of two paramedics in Chicago have been suspended because they are accused of failing to treat a patient.
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.
Illinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.
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.
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.
Chicago firefighters and paramedics have agreed to join a wellness program for city workers that could have an impact on their next contract.
Not since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.
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.
The Chicago Fire Department says its paramedics will be using potentially defective glucose-testing strips for at least a few more days.
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.
Inaccurate glucose testing strips could potentially cause problems for Chicago paramedics and the patients they treat, WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned.