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.
2 Paramedics' Licenses Yanked For Refusing To Treat PatientWBBM Newsradio has learned the licenses of two paramedics in Chicago have been suspended because they are accused of failing to treat a patient.
Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free DisabilityAbuse 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.
Training Program Educates First Responders On People With AutismIllinois firefighters and paramedics may soon know how to better help autistic people during emergencies.
City Council Committee OKs Settlement Over Paramedics' Alleged MistakesThe 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.
State Unveils Life-Saving 'Yellow Dot' ProgramThe Illinois Department of Transportation is starting a new program to help paramedics who respond to car accidents to act more quickly - and more intelligently.
Firefighters Agree To Join City Wellness ProgramChicago firefighters and paramedics have agreed to join a wellness program for city workers that could have an impact on their next contract.
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.
Police: Man Attacked Paramedics Who Tried To Help HimParamedics 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.
Fire Dept.: No New Glucose Strips YetThe Chicago Fire Department says its paramedics will be using potentially defective glucose-testing strips for at least a few more days.
Paramedics Told To Use Recalled Glucose Testing StripsChicago 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.
CFD May Be Using Bad Glucose Test StripsInaccurate glucose testing strips could potentially cause problems for Chicago paramedics and the patients they treat, WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned.
Chicago Firefighters Ratify New ContractBy a nearly 8-to-1 margin, Chicago firefighters and paramedics voted Wednesday to ratify a new contract that gives them a 10 percent pay raise over five years in exchange for manpower changes that will help the city reduce overtime costs.
Firefighters, Paramedics Reach Tentative ContractChicago firefighters and paramedics would get a 10 percent pay raise over five years and give the city its most flexibility ever to reduce manpower and cut overtime costs under a tentative contract up for a ratification vote.