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Hey Look, an (allegedly) Drunk Aldercreature

You just knew the video was going to get leaked: A dashboard camera video has surfaced showing 35th Ward Ald. Rey Colon during a July traffic stop with police before he was charged and eventually found not guilty of DUI.The video shows Colon taking a field sobriety test after being pulled over in the early morning hours of July 25. Show More Summary

No Wonder Illinois is Broke

Hey voters, you see this? Fifty-two village and city managers in Illinois earn more than any U.S. governor does, according to a report from Forbes. Three managers make more than $250,000 while leading municipalities that, combined, have...Show More Summary

America’s Worst Volunteer Firefighter is in Suburban Philly; Identified in The Daily Beast

If any one of the over 160 criminal charges filed against him are true, it would be astronomically difficult to argue with The Beast’s opinion that he is America's Worst Volunteer Firefighter. Sadly, we see these news headlines all too often: Firefighter Charged with Setting Fires. Show More Summary

Is It Just Me, Or Is This Naloxone Bandwagon Getting A Little Crowded?

Way back in 2008, I called naloxone the most abused drug in the EMS drug box. That comment arose from a discussion on an EMS forum where a distressingly high number of paramedics saw nothing wrong with using maximum doses of naloxone to “wake someone up” or “ruin the high” of some junkie. Not to...

When It Comes to Health Care…

… you can have easy access, low cost, or high quality. Pick any two. Anyone that says you can have all three is either a liar, or a politician. But then, I repeat myself. (Hat tip to Roberta X.)

Compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks explode during truck fire

From time to time, hazards that we may have previously recognized as low-frequency encounters become something we are much more likely to face on a fire or other emergency response. Technology or culture evolves. A particular process or type of equipment becomes more prevalent in society. Show More Summary

No Yes Means No

I've blogged about rape repeatedly over the years. It nearly always results in a fairly heated debate. A lot of men (and probably some women) think that if you are female, support Rape Crisis, and emphatically state that rape is under-reported...Show More Summary

PEGIDA Goals and Aggressive Muslim Deportation Must Succeed for Europe’s Survival.

Dresden, Germany— Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes or in its English translation, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) is exploding in Europe. Huge demonstrations in Germany have...Show More Summary

Shooting Deaths Down!

Or up. Or whatever - it all depends on how you count it : “But shootings are up!”Every year, this comment propagates below articles covering Chicago violence. Sometimes it’s true. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s somehow both.Mostly...Show More Summary

Lieutenants Join Sergeants Suit

No idea if this might work : The Chicago Police Lieutenants Association agreed Wednesday to join forces with sergeants in a lawsuit filed last week seeking to compel Mayor Rahm Emanuel to hold a lieutenants exam they suspect is being...Show More Summary

Who Keeps Giving This Guy Money?

And why? He's a smug sanctimonious asshole: After raking in $30 million in the last five years, $11 million of it for his re-election campaign, you’d think Mayor Rahm Emanuel would have enough money.Think again.Over the last week alone,...Show More Summary

Station House Retreat

Station House Retreat to open February 2! Station House Retreat is a treatment facility exclusively for first responders located in south Florida. We will begin accepting first responders who are coping with an addiction on Monday,…

Special Service Award Denied

The criteria for different awards can be located in Department Special Order S 01-01-01. The so-called "Special Services Award" is earned in the following manner: - is granted to any Department sworn or civilian member whose service contributed to any event that has a significant impact upon the historical direction and operations of the Department. Show More Summary

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