The amazing transformation of Chicago's emergency health responders, from an amateur operation to the life-saving powerhouse it is today, is perhaps best told through the story of two paramedics – among Chicago's first hired.
When Chicago Fire Department Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff resigned earlier this year, Mayor Emanuel chose another longtime Chicagoan to lead the department. Jose Santiago has some 33 years with the Chicago Fire Department, but that might not have been the case without some prodding from his “fire buff” friends decades ago.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he's appointing 33-year firefighter veteran Jose Santiago as the new commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department.The announement came the same day current Commissioner Rober Hoff publicly announced his resignation as head of the department.Santiago curre
One year after two firefighters died fighting a blaze on the city's South Side, the Chicago Fire Department says it's made key updates to help keep responders safer.Deputy Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said on Wednesday that firefighters are now alerted before leaving the station if a building is
Cook County prosecutors are seeking criminal contempt charges against the owner of a Chicago building where two firefighters died last year after the roof collapsed in a fire.Chuck Dai, 62, of South Holland, Ill.