Mayor Lightfoot Said Last Year That More Ambulances Would Be Coming With New Fire Contract, But Now They're Not
Fire Commissioner: Don't Admit No Ambulances Are Available On DispatchRecently, 911 Center dispatchers were juggling calls from the public and even first responders needing ambulance assistance, but were told no ambulances were available.
Chicago Has Failed To Collect Ambulance Fees, Prevent Misuse Of Ambulances Needed For EmergenciesChicago has failed to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in ambulance service fees over the last two years - money that could be used to pay for additional ambulances and paramedics the mayor has promised as a result of CBS 2 investigations.
Delay In Oxygen Tank Delivery For CFD Ambulances Could Have Spelled DisasterOxygen tanks must be on every single Chicago ambulance. But there was a delay with the tanks’ delivery, which could have meant a disaster if supplies ran out.
More Ambulances Should Be Coming With New Fire Contract, Mayor Lightfoot Tells CBS 2's Pam ZekmanWaiting for an ambulance to arrive for a loved one can feel like eternity, and our CBS 2 investigation found that thousands of people have waited much longer than the city's stated goal of six minutes.
Chicago Adds More Ambulances, But If You Need One, Will It Be On Time?This past April, the CBS 2 Investigators analyzed data from the Office of Emergency Management which showed that even after the new ambulances were put on the street, average response times only improved by 4 seconds.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Commits To Addressing Lack Of Ambulances In ChicagoOn Thursday, CBS 2's Pam Zekman took her investigations into Chicago's critical shortage of ambulances to the new mayor and found help is on the way.
Adding Ambulances Hasn't Improved Emergency Response Times, Data Shows; 'This Is An Egregious Shell Game'Have ambulance response times improved since the summer?
Freight Rail Cutting Off Emergency Vehicles In Part Of Gary, Ind.Nearly six months ago, crews tore out and began rebuilding the overpass drivers used to get around four sets of tracks that cross Lake Street. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports.
Suburban Fire Department To Sell Ads On Its FleetThe Palatine Rural Fire Protection District lost $300,00 in revenue last year, and then last week, voters rejected a referendum that would have created new revenue for the district through a special tax increase.
2 Investigators, BGA: Does Chicago Have An Ambulance Shortage?CBS 2's Pam Zekman and the Better Government Association investigate claims by some paramedics that response time is too slow.
Surge In Flu Forces Hospitals To Turn Away PatientsSome Chicago area hospitals were being forced to turn away emergency room patients because of an influx of people suffering from the flu.
Smoke Sends Ambulances To Hyde Park Retirement HomeAmbulances were dispatched when smoke was discovered at the Montgomery Place retirement home in Hyde Park this afternoon.
Extra Paramedics Called Out For Heat WaveNot since the blizzard in February has the Chicago Fire Department called so many extra paramedic crews into service.
Ambulances Sent To Lansing Dry CleanersAmbulances were dispatched to a dry cleaners in south suburban Lansing in Monday morning for what a witness reported was fumes.