Tag Archives: Chicago Firefighters Union

Video: 2-11 Alarm Fire at J.R. Plaza Hotel With Jumpers in Chicago

Chicago Firefighters responded early this morning to a fire in a 4 story hotel at 3001 W. Jackson.  Companies found fire on the third and fourth floors of the hotel and encountered jumpers.  Companies made several rescues via ground ladders and aerial ladders.  Here is more on the story. WGN News – Several people were injured in a fire at ...

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CPS hiring preference not the only thing irking firefighters

Tom Ryan, President of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 (Al Podgorski) Chicago Sun Times – “A controversial hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduates is not the only thing that has angered union leaders about the December firefighters entrance exam that will be the city’s first in nearly a decade. So has a requirement that, although 18-year-olds are now ...

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