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Tag Archive | "Chicago Fire Department"

I-290 Blocked by Smoke: 3-11 Alarm Fire on Harrison St Near The Eisenhower Expressway and Pulaski Rd, Chicago

Chicago firefighters, police and paramedics responded about 3:25 PM Thursday to a fire in a warehouse at 3909 W Harrison St, Chicago , IL. Police, firefighter and paramedics responded to a large fire at a warehouse just south of the Eisenhower Expressway. Eastbound and westbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway has stopped in the area […]

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CEO of Arrowstream Shot By Disgruntled Employee at LaSalle St Shooting Incident — Bank of America Building

The CEO of Chicago-based Arrowstream was critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head and abdomen after he was shot by a gunman who then shot himself in the head. The shooting occurred about 9:50 a.m Thursday at the high-rise building known as the “Bank of America building” in the Financial District downtown or […]

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Dan Ryan Crash: 2 Semi-Trailer Trucks, Special Needs Adults Bus

Chicago firefighters and Illinois State police and IDOT HELP trucks responded about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday to a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks and a passenger bus for special needs adults. None of the special needs adults were reported injured but an EMS Plan I and then an EMS Plan II was requested at the scene, […]

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Search and Rescue in Lake Michigan After 4 People Jump from Burning Boat Saturday Night

Chicago police marine units and Chicago firefighter/paramedics about 6:20 a.m. Sunday morning responded to a report of people in the water over two miles east of the 31st Street Harbor. At least one victim apparently drifted north and was discovered by a Chicago Police Marine Unit 3. Initially firefighters reported the first victim stated there […]

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Chicago Firefighters Simulate Extra Alarm Fire at Willis Tower, Not An Ordinary Fire Drill

Hundreds of firefighters participated in a drill at Willis Tower starting about 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Fire engines and ladder trucks were on the scene, and firefighters carried actual equipment in full bunker gear in a simulated response to a fire on the 51st floor. Firefighters did not know the script of the simulated emergency, but […]

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“Drinks Tasted Funny to Begin With,” Parents Say Children Accidentally Served Alcohol Restaurant in Chicago

Twelve children transported to various hospitals due to being served alcohol by accident. According to one of the parents in attendance the fruit punch did not appear to taste right, and the restaurant staff came and took away all the drinks. Children were aged 10 and under and were there for a birthday party. A […]

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CBS 2 Chicago: Cover Up? Chicago Office of Emergency Management Memo Silences Dispatchers

The CBS 2 Investigators and the Better Government Association have been warning about an apparent shortage of Chicago ambulances and paramedics. The result: dangerous delays for patients needing emergency care. State of Illinois standards require that the fire department provide Advanced Life Support within six minutes, and the City of Chicago says it meets the […]

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Video of Train Derailment at CTA Blue Line Stop at O’Hare International Airport

Video of Blue Line train derailment at Chicago O’Hare stop. Recently released video is apparently the surveillance video of the crash of the CTA Blue Line train that plowed through the bumper at the end of the track and up the escalator to the terminals at O’Hare International Airport. Fortunately, no people were on the […]

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CTA Blue Line Train Crashes Through Terminal Stop into Escalator at O’Hare, No Blue Line Service at O’Hare

Chicago police and firefighters responded about 3:00 a.m. to a CTA Blue Line derailment at the main platform at the bottom of the escalators at O’Hare International Airport. At least 30 people were triaged with minor injuries to awaiting ambulances and the Chicago Fire Department Medical Transportation Bus. The train crashed through the terminal bumper […]

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Girl, Age 3, Killed by Falling Bookcase in Northbrook, Another Girl, Age 3, Killed in Bedroom Fire in Rogers Park, Chicago

Northbrook firefighter/paramedics and police responded about 10:58 a.m. Wednesday to a report that a girl, age 3, was injured after a bookcase fell on top of her at a home in the 1900 block of Clover Road, near Techny Road. The girl was in cardiac arrest at the scene, and was treated by paramedics and […]

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Underground Vault Fire Near 303 West Madison Building, Chicago — HazMat Level 1

Chicago police and firefighters responded about 5:38 PM to an underground vault fire at Madison Street and Franklin Street. Firefighters have since pinpointed the address to 303 West Madison Street. Police and firefighters has set up a perimeter to help citizens avoid respiratory hazard, and have categorized the response as a Level I Hazmat call. […]

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Nightmare Breakdown: 3 Shot in Broken Down SUV, SB Dan Ryan at 71st St

Chicago firefighters, paramedics and police responded about 1:25 a.m. Saturday to report of multiple victims shot at the southbound exit ramp from the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) to 71st Street. A man and two women were shot as they sat inside a 2008 Buick SUV that had broken down on the Dan Ryan Expressway ramp […]

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