Archive for November 2nd, 2017

Chicago Fire Department news

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A woman has alleged that she had sex in a South Side firehouse with a veteran Chicago firefighter, triggering an internal investigation at a time of heightened awareness on the issue.

“The Chicago Fire Department has an ongoing investigation into these allegations and will determine if they are true,” Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford wrote in an email. “Such conduct will not be tolerated in our firehouses and any member guilty of such an event will face appropriate discipline.”

Langford refused to identify either the firehouse, the accused firefighter, or the woman who filed the complaint, nor would he say when the sex allegedly took place or how often.

Other sources said the complaint involved consensual sex in a South Side firehouse between a woman and a firefighter who, at the time, was her boyfriend.

The investigation has been going on for months in an attempt to verify the woman’s claims, either by interviewing co-workers or going through telephone and text messages provided by the woman. Firehouse sex is strictly off-limits. In addition, no visitors are allowed in Chicago firehouses after 10 p.m.

Earlier this week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a change in city policy that would guarantee city employees who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault up to one month of paid leave to get their lives back together.

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Park Forest Fire Department history

This from Mike Summa:

Taken from their Facebook page here is the Park Forest Fire Dept. dated June, 1963.  I see a Chevy engine, 2 ALF 700 series open cab engines and a Chevy ambulance/rescue truck.  Enjoy and comment.

Park Forest Fire Department history

Park Forest Fire Department, 1963. From the Park Forest FD Facebook page

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Of interest … CFD Medic Terry Sullivan

CFD paramedic Worked on all CFD ambulances in the city

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A Chicago paramedic reached a personal milestone on Wednesday, one that was decades in the making. Terry Sullivan wanted to handle at least one emergency call from every one of the city’s 75 ambulances.

He responded to a call early Wednesday morning in Ambulance 75 in West Englewood. It’s the ambulance that helped him hit his goal, handling a call in every one of Chicago’s firehouses that has an ambulance.

Sullivan’s full time assignment is Ambulance 12 at Archer and Narragansett. He traded shifts with paramedics in other firehouses to chalk up runs from more than 70 firehouses.

Sullivan’s retiring in December after 28 years with the department. And while he’d like to say he’s the first to reach this milestone, a female paramedic hit 75 a year ago.

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As seen around … Loango, Alabama

 The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

former Long Grove fed Squad 55

Loango Volunteer Fire Department

former Long Grove fed Squad 55

The former Long Grove FPD Squad 55 has a new home with the Loango Volunteer Fire Department in Alabama.

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