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Um, What the Fuck is This?

We got an e-mail in our Department address. We aren't going to copy/paste the whole thing because they put that thing at the bottom saying we shouldn't, but we're going to quote from it liberally: Please be advised that the Chicago Police...Show More Summary

CTA Screening

About time something was done : CTA train riders will be subject to random baggage screening next month as a part of a new security initiative to sweep for explosives at transit stations, Chicago police and CTA officials announced Friday morning.Starting Nov. Show More Summary

Not Workplace Violence

Not that there was any doubt among those who pay attention : The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted aloneShow More Summary

Shooting

Right place, right time : One person was killed and two others were wounded after an armed robbery attempt led to a police-involved shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side late Thursday.About 11:55 p.m., officers...Show More Summary

Alleged "Bad Acts"

From the " where there's smoke, there's fire " method of prosecution: Cook County prosecutors on Thursday said they will ask a judge to consider other "crimes and bad acts" allegedly committed by a Chicago police commander who faces indictment on charges of using excessive force.An attorney for Cmdr. Show More Summary

Seat Belt and Radio Strap Video

We had an incredible response to the post on wearing your seat belt and donning your SCBA that Instructor and Captain, Steve Heidbreder has shared a video showing not only wearing your seat belt, but also wearing your radio protected under your turn out coat in a strap. Share and use at your departments!…

Opportunities for Training:Not Just on the Drill Ground

Many times we pass on opportunities to train or learn something although many situations lend themselves to doing so. Look for ways to incorporate the situation or circumstance that you are dealing with into a learning moment. The pictures...Show More Summary

For the Prospective Fire Officer: Prepare

I started a new video series and am presenting a new class at FDIC 2015 called “10 Commandments for the Company Officer: A Guide for Success off the Fireground.” The class touches on 10 things for the new company officer to considerShow More Summary

Punctured Gas Main Ka-Booms – Many Injured – Buildings down (Videos)

The company Gascade announced that workers had attempted to dig down to a buried line near apartment blocks

Off Duty Shot, Wounded

Robbery gone bad: An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and seriously wounded during an apparent robbery attempt early Friday morning on the South Side, authorities said.The 41-year-old officer was leaving a lounge near 75th Street and Langley Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood around 12:50 a.m. Show More Summary

"Lone Wolf" Attack in New York?

Bad day in the Big Apple : A MAN wielding an axe has turned a busy New York street corner into a scene of bloody chaos, chopping one cop in the back of the head and slicing a second cop in the arm before two other officers shot him dead on the spot.Some news outlets are reporting the axe attack has possible ties to Islamic extremism. Show More Summary

Ebola in New York

Popping up here and there - now New York : A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. Good thing he stayed home and monitored himself, right? Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Show More Summary

Hilarious

This is just great: What if a giant cockroach were spotted crawling up a wall in the City Council chambers while the department head, whose job includes pest control, was on the hot seat at budget hearings?Would it feel like throwing...Show More Summary

Anyone Got Pictures?

Remember that "Chicago Fire Extravaganza" that wasn't? We got this e-mail yesterday: On the Orange Line yesterday, between the Halsted and Ashland stops. Observed the startling sight of the abandoned fabricated houses/structures that were to be burned on the river. Show More Summary

Ferguson Pressure Cooker

Looks like the feds are releasing info to prepare everyone for the eventual "No True Bill" working it's way through the system: Information about the Michael Brown fatal police shooting is beginning to leak out, and former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says it’s no accident the feds are allowing the information. Show More Summary

Can We Close the Airports Yet?

At least a dozen African countries shut down air travel to their cities and guess what they don't have? Ebola. Or Ebola scares. But the United States won't do that because "racism" you know. And guess what we have? Two people who arrived...Show More Summary

Gee, This is Unusual

The Machine playing games? Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went...Show More Summary

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