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…]