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Bad news from Paris, France : Firefighter died in action, becoming first female FF died at fire in France

Died in action Paris firefighter Lance-Corporal Aurélie SALEL On the night of Friday the 13 th of March, firefighters from the Fire station of Bondy (city of Parisian north-east suburbs are engaged for a fire alarm in a house of the nearest city of Livry-Gargan. During the attack, two soldiers of the Corps are severely burned. Show More Summary


NEW Fire Engineering blog cartoon: No Irish Luck!

Did Rahm Take This Meeting?

This popped up on assorted radars over the past week : Over the past 5 years there have been over 300 shootings by Chicago Police Department officers, resulting in over 90 fatalities. On Monday, March 16th, at 12:30 p.m., the families of some of these shooting victims will meet with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Show More Summary

VRI Check Goes "BOING!"

Someone got some explaining to do: Speaking of VRI.....Minutes ago, I talked to an old timer in 1600 hour Michigan Ave VRI roll call. He works in 016 and said when he went to deposit his 16 Mar regular payroll check in the drive-thru of a Bank of America location, IT BOUNCED. Show More Summary

Rahm Leads by 10

But that's with 16% undecided : Mayor Rahm Emanuel's latest moves in his re-election campaign appear to have steered voters in his favor.The latest poll numbers show Emanuel with a comfortable lead over challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia,...Show More Summary

Dean, What's This?

First of all, this arrived in the mail Saturday: But you've already announced that no endorsement will be forthcoming. Maybe you could release the actual totals so we can all have a good laugh?But this here is actually more disturbing. Show More Summary

How Does This Happen?

The state is billion in debt, yet this sort of thing thrives : A southwest suburban man used more than 3,000 LINK cards to steal almost $1 million in government funds, purchasing "massive amounts of energy drinks and candy" and selling them to West Side stores, officials said.Wael S. Show More Summary

Klansman Arrested in Ferguson

Offender who shot two cops is in custody: An arrest has been made in connection with the Thursday shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, St. Louis County police announced Sunday afternoon — but the suspect claimed heShow More Summary


Four moves occurring at midnight tonight: Deputy Chief Riccio (Detectives) to Acting Chief of OCD (Homan Square black site) Commander Roy (Area Central) to Acting Dep Chief of Detectives Cmdr Watson lateraled from 005 to 007 Lt Johnson...Show More Summary


...what were the survey results?FOP asked everyone to let them know what the membership wanted, then didn't endorse anyone.Is this going to be like that "morale survey" that J-Fled ran with the promise that if it was negative in nature, he'd resign and go away? No one ever saw hide nor hair of that survey after that statement. Show More Summary

LAPD Police Recruit Wanted For Homicide?

Pamona, CA—It was in the early hours this morning when an altercation ended in the shooting death of 23 year-old Salome Rodriquez, Jr. The apparent location of this incident is Third and Main Streets. Police say that 27 year-old LAPD probationary officer, Henry Solis who was assigned to the Devonshire Division. Show More Summary

Another Good Budget Move

Stop subsidizing failing business models : Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has been climbing.Passenger numbers and ticket revenue have grown during the past five years.The Lincoln Service train between St. Show More Summary

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