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  Chicago Fire Department - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chicago Fire Department, also known as the CFD, is the principal fire suppression, prevention, and rescue agency of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago.
The largest fire department in the U.S. Midwest, it is also one of the oldest major organized fire departments in the nation.
The Chicago Fire Department is led by the Commissioner, appointed by the mayor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_Fire_Department   (301 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Chicago Fire Department
Chicago Fire Department Logo This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright.
During the emergency, the fire department incident command staff worked closely with Chicago police officials who provided a large contingent of personnel early on for traffic control and to assist in the safe, orderly evacuation of residents.
Knowledge of the causes of fires has proved to be extremely valuable not only in the prevention of potential fire, but in aiding insurance companies in their investigations and increasing the protection of the citizens of Chicago.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chicago-Fire-Department   (916 words)

 Unofficial Chicago Fire Dept. Page
The Chicago Fire Department is the largest fire department in the Midwest region of the United States.
The primary responsibility of the CFD includes the obvious responsibilities of preservation of life and property from fire, but it is also responsible for the response and mitigation of hazardous materials and the delivery of Emergency Medical Service.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport serves 66 million passengers every year and has a total of six runways that sit on 7,800 acres -- the acreage is less than half the size of Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport at 17,520 acres and only one quarter the size of Denver International Airport at 34,000 acres.
www.emergency.com /cfdpage.htm   (1289 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Chicago fire chief steps down
CHICAGO -- The city's fire commissioner unexpectedly announced his retirement yesterday amid twin controversies about the department's handling of a deadly downtown high-rise fire and disclosures that firefighters had made racial slurs over department radios.
Daley also spoke of the slurs, which have added to years of charges that racism is pervasive in a department that remains 70 percent white, though the city is 60 percent fl and Hispanic.
Joyce was not at the scene of the fatal fire but was in contact with officials and had been told that people were trapped in the stairwells.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/04/02/chicago_fire_chief_steps_down   (483 words)

 USATODAY.com - Racial problems plague Chicago Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
CHICAGO (AP) — After 25 years as a firefighter, Curtis Humphries knows his job on certain calls is mostly limited to helping paramedics.
A white firefighter's racial slur over a department radio triggered a spate of anonymous slurs and once again racial problems that have plagued the department for decades were exposed.
Then, in an effort to ease tensions, the department's handful of fl firefighters, who had been segregated from their white counterparts, were assigned to every station in fl neighborhoods.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-04-06-chicago-firefighters_x.htm   (884 words)

 City of East Chicago Fire Department
Fire fighters are hired from a Civil Service list that is established from a written examination.
All prospective fire fighters are required to pass a job-related medical examination, which verifies that the candidate is medically able to perform the essential duties of a fire fighter.
All prospective fire fighters are required to pass a Physical Performance Assessment (agility test) to demonstrate their ability to perform physical tasks that are commonly performed by fire fighters.
www.eastchicago.com /firecareer.html   (697 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Fire Department Faces Sweeping Changes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Trotter's new order addresses several of the most shocking findings of that blue ribbon commission's investigation: the fire department's lack of training for high-rise fires; the lack of accountability at 69 W. Washington; and the fact that at least one key firefighter was simply too fat to do his job.
The blaze at 69 West Washington was Chicago's first major high-rise fire in a generation.
The fire department's failure to search a stairwell contributed to the deaths of the six victims.
cbs2chicago.com /topstories/local_story_264112231.html   (369 words)

 Chicago: Brief History Of The Chicago Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In case of fire, the wardens had the power to call on citizens or bystanders to assist in putting out the blaze.
As a result of this fire, the Citizens Fire Brigade of Chicago was formed on November 19, 1857.
Fire alarm box 846 at State and Chicago Avenue was pulled at 12:40 p.m.
www.chipublib.org /004chicago/timeline/firedept.html   (668 words)

 Fire Engineering - Chicago Fire Department Reports on Reforms Implemented Since 69 W. Washington Street Tragedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chicago, IL - With the anniversary of the fire at 69 W. Washington Street just days away, the Chicago Fire Department has reported on the reforms it has implemented since then.
In addition, the department increased the amount of technology in the communication vans at the scene of a fire and equipped command level personnel with new hand-held devices to better improve ground communications.
The Fire Department increased the number of personnel assigned to civilian high-rise education and developed a consistent citywide Life Safety Program message consisting of the word CALM: Call, Alert, Listen and Move, to remind building occupants what to do in the event of a high-rise fire.
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 NBC5.com - News - Chicago City Council To Investigate Fire Department
Fire Commissioner James Joyce said this slur is likely to be a prank.
According to Joyce, fire department officials have a strong indication as to where the radio transmissions originated -- from a handset issued to a firefighter or from a handset that was acquired illegally.
Fire officials said they were unable to trace a racial slur heard last week because of interference during the transmission.
www.nbc5.com /news/2888371/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65172   (437 words)

 Fire Engineering - Chicago Reveals The 135 S. LaSalle Fire Was Electrical
Chicago, IL - The recent fire at 135 S. LaSalle St. was caused by electrical malfunctions, Chicago Fire Department investigators said today.
The department is in the process of equipping one helicopter with an airborne thermal imager that will not only assist with search and rescue but help identify fire patterns.
The Department was able to fight the fire with minimal injury as a result of the fire safety education exercised by building management; the newly implemented high-rise incident command order that increased response to fire incidents by 60 percent; the new Rapid Ascent Team Search (RATS); and continuous high-rise training implemented since May, Trotter said.
fe.pennnet.com /Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=OnlineArticles&SubSection=HOME&PUBLICATION_ID=25&ARTICLE_ID=218240   (382 words)

 Chicago Fire Department Ratchets Up
The Chicago Fire Department made quite an impression last week as a new exhibitor at the Fire Department Instructors' Conference in Indianapolis.
The department had a double-sized booth to promote its new High-Rise Life Safety Conference, to be held Aug. 17-20 in Chicago.
CFD members also answered questions about changes in their department and shared information about recent public education initiatives.
firechief.com /ar/chicago-fire-department042205   (629 words)

 NBC5.com - News - Chicago Fire Department Trucks Vandalized
CHICAGO -- Two Chicago Fire Department vehicles were vandalized in the Back of the Yards neighborhood overnight Thursday.
Computers in fire trucks are specialized equipment and cannot be used by citizens.
Fire department officials said such crimes put citizens in jeopardy.
www.nbc5.com /news/3377110/detail.html   (191 words)

 Chicago Fire Department: Industry Leading
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It occupies flatland traversed by two short rivers: The chicagoan river, which flows west from the lake through the downtown area, where it forks into a north branch and a south branch; and the calumet river, in the south, which connects with the small lake calumet.
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 Frequently Asked Questions, Fire Department, Chicago Ridge, Illinois (IL)
The Chicago Ridge firefighter/paramedics respond on initial fire alarms in Chicago Ridge, all of Worth, all of the North Palos Fire Protection Dist. and the West half of Oak Lawn.
The Chicago Ridge Fire Department is also a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm system and can be called to assist any fire department in the area that calls.
If fire equipment on the scene does not need additional help, they will cancel the response of other equipment and the other trucks en-route will turn off lights and return to the station.
www.chicagoridge.org /Services/FireDepartment/FAQ.html   (577 words)

Legend has it that this structure is haunted today by the ghost of a man who stayed on the job during the fire, continuing to pump the water as the fire got closer.
The fire had cut a swath through the city that was four miles long and about two-thirds of a mile wide.
The Great Chicago Fire was the beginning of a new metropolis, much greater than it could have ever become if the horrific fire had never happened at all.
www.prairieghosts.com /great_fire.html   (1821 words)

 With The Command - Chicago Fire Department praised for sprinkler ordinance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) is praising the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago City Council for passing a new sprinkler ordinance.
Lia said that fire code changes are typically "written in blood" because they often result only after major fires and when deaths occur.
Lia is the former fire marshal for the Orland Fire District and the past president of the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association.
www.withthecommand.com /national/IL-chicagosprinklers-0111.html   (304 words)

 Chicago Fire Department: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Chicago Fire Department is led by the Commissioner, EHandler: no quick summary.
Chicago city hall is the official seat of government of the city of chicago in illinois....
The chicago city council is the legislative branch of the city of chicago in illinois....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chicago_fire_department.htm   (375 words)

 The Chicago Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chicago's first major fire destroyed eighteen buildings in 1839, but it was the fire of 1857, which killed twenty-two people, that prompted the Common Council to authorize a professional force, which took over the work of volunteers the following year.
By the time of the fire, the department, which was under the direction of the Board of Police, was dangerously understaffed.
There were 185 firefighters for this city of over 330,000 people, who worked in seventeen steam fire engine companies, six hose companies, four hook-and-ladder companies, and two hose elevator companies.
www.chicagohs.org /fire/conflag/dept.html   (152 words)

 Chicago Fire Department - Fire Dog - Watchmen - Fritz Antiques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chicago Fire Department - Fire Dog - Watchmen - Fritz Antiques
Both were carefully keep in a drawer, so they are nice and clean and in Excellent Condition with the certificate having a center fold mark.  The certificate measures 8 3/8ths by 10 7/8ths inches - the old photograph of the fire dog measures 4 7/8ths by 4 inches.
He is wearing a harness with what looks to be a hat emblem or patch from the A 5 fire house or fire engine aroud his neck.
www.homestead.com /kfritz/6635chicagofiredept.html   (138 words)

 youngstownfire.com Forums :: View topic - Chicago Fire Boat [ Guest ]
On December 29, 2004 the Chicago fire dept transmitted a 3-11 alarm plus calls for special equipment and extra companies at 405 N Wabash.
This building is the former Chicago Sun Times building, which has been undergoing demolition for several weeks.
This is a new rig that was not yet officially in service but was deployed to help clear smoke from the structure after the fire was extinguished.
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 City of East Chicago Fire Department
The East Chicago Fire Department encourages the firefighters to stay in shape by providing them with adequate facilities in house, thanks to monies from the FEMA grant, and at the East Chicago High School Fitness Center located behind Central High School.
The department’s fitness coordinator Assistant Chief of Personnel James O’Donnell has established a fitness program for the firefighters and the front office staff.
Follow–up testing and evaluations are also offered to help the employees keep track of their health by seeing the results of their efforts and evaluating their risk factor modifications.
www.eastchicago.com /firefitness.html   (322 words)

 Firenet Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
FireNet Chicago dispatches fires and fire related information to you (using our network of volunteer dispatchers) through a number of ways.
The FireNet Chicago fire-paging system was founded in September 1992 by firefighters and fire buffs interested in keeping abreast of fire related activity in the Chicagoland area.
The system was designed with the firefighter and fire buff in mind and is continually maintained around that concept.
www.firenetchicago.net   (237 words)

 Fire Overview, Chicago Ridge, Illinois (IL)
The Chicago Ridge Fire Department has 19 full-time firefighter paramedics and 18 paid on call firefighters who provide emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Chicago Ridge Fire Department tests for full-time firefighter paramedic positions every two years and accepts paid on call applications year round.
The Chicago Ridge Fire Department provides a series of public education programs to the community which include but are not limited to:
www.chicagoridge.org /Services/FireDepartment/FireOverview.html   (149 words)

 Chicago Fire Department
The Employee Relations Group of the Chicago Fire Department handles hundreds of thousands of pages of documentation relating to employee grievance and arbitration issues.
An internet-based system was developed to allow Fire Department employees to process grievance and arbitration issues on-line.
The Department realized tremendous efficiency gains after implementation of the system.
www.edge.com /fire.htm   (143 words)

 Today in History: October 9
By the time the fire was extinguished, 300 Chicagoans were dead, and 90,000 of 500,000 residents were left homeless.
Search on Chicago fire in the collection The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books to access several books on the subject, such as Chicago and the Great Conflagration by Elias Colbert and Everett Chamberlin (1871).
Search across American Memory on the words fire engine, fire house or fire department to see all manner of fire fighting equipment and read stories about other disastrous fires in history.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/oct09.html   (1001 words)

 Chicago Fire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Chicago Fire, the fire that burned much of Chicago in 1871
The Chicago Fire American football team in the defunct WFL
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_Fire   (96 words)

 City of Chicago Heights
For over 100 years, the Chicago Heights Fire Department has been providing the citizens of our community the best in Fire and Emergency services.
As the needs of the community have changed over the years the department has developed capabilities to respond to a multitude of hazards.
Besides covering all of Chicago Heights, the department serves the Olympia Gardens community under a contract under which the Olympia Gardens Protection District reimburses the City for this service.
www.chicagoheights.net /www/dept/fire.php   (670 words)

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