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The Sitdown: Raul Ochoa, Chicago Firefighter (Chicago Sun Times Interview with Lt. Raul Ochoa)

Chicago Sun Times – “I didn’t grow up in a neighborhood with firefighters. I didn’t know any.  A guy I knew from high school, his father was a lieutenant on the fire department, but it wasn’t until I saw that they were hiring [in 1995] that I showed any interest. There were 35,000 applications returnedand around 25,000 actually showed up for the ...

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Chicago fire department 2-11 alarm fire 5601 W. Irving Park Rd

Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune (Unknown Credit) It appears the fire occurred in a 2-story taxpayer last night. This fire grew to a 2-ll early on. Initial reports are companies were ordered out and went defensive. No Firefighters were reported to be hurt. Staff report11:43 p.m. CST, January 26, 2014 An extra-alarm fire in Portage Park left two people injured Sunday ...

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Teen charged for starting Cicero blaze

By Deanese Williams-HarrisTribune reporter2:40 p.m. CST, January 25, 2014 “Police have charged a juvenile in connection with an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed a vacant warehouse and a neighboring business Tuesday night in west suburban Cicero. The teen, who is not being named because he’s a juvenile, went to the warehouse at 1829 S. 54th Ave.  with at least two other high-school-age ...

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Quincy, IL looses three Police & Fire commissioners

by Rajah Maples    http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=995211#.UtrvvftMGt8 QUINCY, ILL. — The City of Quincy has three seats to fill on the Quincy Fire and Police Commission. Commissioners Charlie Doan, Dick Wentura and Dave Ayers submitted their resignations as a team this week. Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore said he sees the resignations as a political statement after aldermen questioned the commissioners’ recommendations at the December council meeting to ...

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Chicago Firefighters battle blaze at Chatham Dollar store

Adam Sege with the Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Firefighters battled a difficult over night blaze at the Chatham Dollar Store. Fire was held at the 2-11. Chicago Fire Department District Chief Tim Sampey discusses the firefighting effort. (Posted on January 17, 2014). By Adam SegeTribune reporter6:02 a.m. CST, January 17, 2014 Firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm fire that tore through a dollar ...

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