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  • Chicago Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped in Jail

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    Chicago Tribune (MCT)
    Posted: July 9th, 2014

    A man spent more than 30 hours in an empty maximum security visiting area until he broke a sprinkler head alerting Chicago firefighters to his plight.


  • On The Job Illinois: Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Northlake Tire Shop

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    Posted: July 1st, 2014

    Northlake Fire Protection District Chief: Robert Hjelmgren Personnel: 2 chief officers, 15 career firefighters, 6 paid-on-call firefighters, 1 auxiliary member Apparatus: 2 pumpers, 1 aerial, 2 command cars, 1 pickup truck, 3 rafts, 2 ALS units Population: 12,000 Area: 4 square miles   On Feb. 15, 2014, a...


  • Privatization Not in Cards For Some Illinois Fire Depts.

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    Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.
    Posted: June 28th, 2014

    While privatization of fire departments is uncommon, it's not unheard of, but some fire departments around the greater Chicago area are not even considering it.


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