CFD battalion chief allegedly slept through alarm

June 25, 2009 2:17:13 PM PDT
The Chicago Fire Department has launched an investigation into allegations that a battalion chief slept through a recent fire call. The department confirms that it is conducting an internal investigation, but will not identify the battalion chief.

It is alleged that a battalion chief with the 23rd Battalion slept through a 4 a.m. alarm last week and never made it to the scene of a house fire.

The call included reports that a home on South University Avenue had been fire bombed.

No one was injured.

The fire department says it is standard procedure for at least two battalion chiefs to respond to such calls.


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