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Firefighter Dies During Interior Attack of Commercial Building Fire in Christopher, Illinois Near Carbondale

Kody Vanfossan was fatally injured after entering a burning two-story vacant building — a former furniture store at 118 West Market Street in Christopher, about 18 miles northeast of Carbondale, Illinois. Kody Vanfossan, age 24, […]

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Small Fire Extinguished at Vacant Hotel Bollero Building on East Northwest Highway, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:16 AM Friday to an activated fire alarm at Hotel Bolero 920 East Northwest Highway Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived and reported nothing showing outside the building. Inside […]

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NIOSH Releases Recommendations in Report After Investigation of Chicago Firefighter Deaths of Edward Stringer and Corey Ankum

A NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has declared the lack of a system to alert the Fire Department to hazardous buildings and […]

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Chicago Fire Department: Four Firefighters Trapped in Extra Alarm Fire on 75th Street, Two Rescued Immediately

  WGN LIVE video recorded before all firefighters were ‘accounted for’ at about 8:13 a.m. CST Monday. UPDATE: Two firefighters killed, four firefighters in serious-to-critical condition, ten firefighters injured in stable condition. Click for Updated […]