CFD put through their paces during grueling training

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Whether it’s extricating a car crash victim or hauling gear up 10 flights of stairs, being a Chicago firefighter or paramedic is grueling work.

At Chicago’s Fire Academies, veteran firefighters and paramedics run us through the paces with hands-on experience.

WGN’s Julian Crews suited up alongside CFD to join in the training under the most extreme conditions imaginable.

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