Excerpts from cbsnews.com:

For the past two weeks, four firefighters from Germany, have been training with and learning from Chicago firefighters. They’re wrapping up their tour at Engine 116 Squad 5 in Englewood.  

“We took them through a course to teach them how to maneuver in tight spaces at a fire,” said Lieutenant Kenneth Cardenas of the Chicago Fire Department.

The CFD put the German firefighters through a couple of different courses at the department’s fire academy on multiple calls, including active fires. 

Frank Gramberg is a fire captain in Bremen, Germany. He’s traveled to Chicago three times since 2004 to train with local firefighters. He’s found there’s no border to brotherhood.

The Bremen firefighters head back home on Friday. The partnership between Bremen and Chicago dates back to 2004.

The CFD has also hosted firefighters from countries like Ukraine, Canada, Guatemala, and Switzerland.