NewsViews: CFD Commissioner Robert Hoff

April 11, 2011 8:56:01 AM PDT
A Chicago firm is working on a concept called augmented reality that may help firefighters keep us safe.

Last June, Mayor Daley appointed then 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff as the city's new fire commissioner. Hoff has been with the department for 34 years, is a third-generation firefighter, and heads a force of 5,000 firefighters and paramedics.

Hoff is one of the department's most decorated members. He has twice won its highest honor for bravery: the Carter Harrison Award. He's a former emergency medical technician.

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff is our guest on this week's edition of NewsViews.