May 16, 2017:
The Chicago Fire Department has named a 9-year-old burn victim an honorary firefighter.
When he was just 2-years-old, the boy was scalded over most of his body. He was recently surprised with a trip to visit the Chicago Fire Department Engine 78, where he was named an honorary fireman. He received a ride on Engine 78, as well as a fully outfitted uniform.
The boy has undergone nearly 50 surgeries over the years, including the amputation of his leg. His spirits were lifted by this heartwarming gesture by the Chicago Fire Department.
Read the full story at CBS Chicago
January 16, 2017:
CFD Chaplain Tom Mulcrone to retire after 30 years of service.
Reverend Tom Mulcrone has been a respected member of the Chicago Fire Department, serving as official chaplain for nearly 30 years. At age 65, he is now moving on from the CFD and into retirement,
Rev. Mulcrone was the third official chaplain in the history of the CFD, appointment by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1987. He was a valued member of the CFD, and will be missed by the families and firefighters he ministered to over his 30-years of service.
Read the full story at Chicago Sun-Times
Friday August 8 09:00 AM
Illinois Security Training: Work towards or renew your Illinois Perc Card certification. This is a Permanent Employee Registration Card, mandatory in the state of Illinois for employment in the security services sector. If you already have your PERC card, security license training is available.
Monday October 23 07:00 AM
Our Annual Fireman's Pancake Breakfast: Bring the whole family to this event. Pancakes, sausage, and fresh coffee will be served. A donation to the Chicago Fire Department will be suggested, but is not mandatory.
- The Chicago Fire Dept was established in 1858
- The current CFD commissioner is Jose A. Santiago
- Each year the CFD receives 500,000+ emergency calls
- The CFD boasts 5 divisions & 24 battalions, encompassing 98 stations
- The CFD covers Lake Michigan waters, and maintains 1 Fireboat Station
- The CFD fleet includes 97 engines, 61 trucks, 4 squads, 75 ambulances, 2 HAZMAT vehicles, 2 USAR vehicles, 2 Helicopters, and 2 Fireboats