'It's Always Worth Trying To Clean Up For The Kids': Paramedic Field Chief Speaks On Heroin Epidemic On West SideChicago's paramedics and first responders are on the front lines of the city's heroion epidemic every day, especially on the West Side.
Nonprofit Addresses Mental Health Stigma For First RespondersThe group's latest showcase, "First Responders", explores the mental health experiences of firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement.
'Chicago's Finest' Honored With Commemorative StampThe commemorative Forever stamp "honors the men and women who serve as firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical professionals for their skill, dedication and uncommon bravery."
First Responders Accidentally Ingesting Powdered Opioids Is On The RiseA growing number of first responders are accidentally ingesting opioids while responding to drug calls.
Addison's 'First Responders Academy' Offers Instructional 8 Week ClassA dozen residents of west suburban Addison are getting a taste of what it’s like to be a police officer and a firefighter.
CPD Receives Mental Illness Training To Better Respond To CallsChicago’s first responders demonstrated Monday new cross-training programs to help recognize those dealing with mental illness.
May Fundraiser To Help Families Of Fallen First RespondersThey gave their lives on the job, and now you can help give back to their families. The 100 Club has kicked off a month-long fundraiser to assist the survivors of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
Illinois Mayors, Firefighters Want Hearing On Bill To Protect First Responders From LawsuitsThe bill has sat dormant in committee since being introduced Feb. 19.
Sen. Kirk Pushes For Funds To Help Ground Zero Workers Pay Medical BillsRepublican Senator Mark Kirk is giving some bipartisan support to renew money for a bill many of his colleagues were reluctant to endorse the first time around: helping pay medical bills of those who worked at Ground Zero.
Hobart Training First Responders To Handle EbolaBefore patients make it to an emergency room they may have contact with a first responder. So how are they preparing?
Retired Firefighter: 9/11 Is Our Generation's Day Of InfamyFirst responders in Palatine marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday with a ceremony at the town's firefighters’ memorial.
Training Program Educates First Responders On People With AutismIllinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.
Did Red Cross Food Make Responders Sick At Train Wreck Site?The health department in Porter County, Ind., is investigating whether food provided by the Red Cross at a train collision scene made first responders sick.
Oak Lawn To Dedicate 9/11 Sculpture With Beams From WTCAmong the many memorials planned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one in particular will bring actual pieces of the World Trade Center to Oak Lawn, permanently.
White: Emergency Contact Database Is VitalSecretary of State Jesse White says he would like to see more Illinoisans put their names and contact information into the state’s Emergency Contact Database.