CFD

Audit of CFD Commissary Transactions

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) issuance and exchange of uniform items to CFD members at the Department’s Commissary. In its Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2, the City of Chicago agreed to provide all uniformed CFD members with … [Read More…]

OIG Releases Audit of Opportunities for Civilianization at CFD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Releases Audit of Opportunities for Civilianization at CFD The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit assessing the opportunities for civilianization in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). OIG found that CFD could save an estimated $1.2 million annually … [Read More…]

Audit of Opportunities for Civilianization in CFD

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of civilianization opportunities in the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) to identify whether there were positions held by uniformed members that could instead be filled by civilians.[1] OIG and CFD agreed that positions which did not require or benefit sufficiently from firefighter or paramedic training, experience, or … [Read More…]

Follow-Up on CFD Fire and Medical Incident Response Times

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General has completed a follow-up to its October 2013 audit of the Chicago Fire Department’s (CFD) fire and medical incident response times. The purpose of the 2013 audit was to determine if CFD fire and medical response times met National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1710, which CFD historically claimed … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Fire Pump Inspections

On May 15, 2013, OIG sent an Advisory to Commissioner Santiago of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) regarding fire pump inspections. CFD transmitted their response on June 10, 2013.

OIG Statement Regarding Arbitration Decision for Fire Prevention Bureau Employees

The following is Inspector Joseph M. Ferguson’s statement regarding the recent arbitration decision on Fire Prevention Bureau employees found to have been stealing from the City: Last year, after a lengthy investigation, my office determined that firefighters assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau routinely lied on their mileage reimbursement requests in order to defraud the … [Read More…]

OIG Review of Mileage Use in the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau

In 2011 OIG completed an investigation into mileage reimbursement claims in the Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB). In short, OIG found that in 2009 – just a one-year snapshot of what many in CFD volunteered has been a decades-long practice – 54 FPB inspectors and supervisors conservatively stole approximately $100,000 taxpayer dollars by filing false certifications … [Read More…]

Inspector General Releases Report on Fire Department Overtime Payments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2011 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534 Jonathan Davey Inspector General Releases Report on Fire Department Overtime Payments The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) transmitted a report to the City concerning overtime and holiday premium payments to certain “exempt” members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The review had two … [Read More…]

OIG Issues Report Concerning CFD Overtime Payments

The Inspector General’s Office has issued a report and recommendation resulting from an ongoing investigation of overtime payments to exempt members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) who are not included in Fire Fighters Local 2 Agreement with the City of Chicago. The investigation revealed that CFD exempt employees earned considerable overtime payments in the … [Read More…]