About ChicagoFireMap.net
    ChicagoFireMap.net follows up on FIRE-RESCUE-EMS incidents throughout Chicagoland -- providing concise details and a wide map and zoom satellite view of each incident scene*. Incident reporting is often based on breaking information which may contain inaccuracies, with no guarantee of 100% corrections (see terms.ChicagoFireMap.net).

    Initial breaking news reports are posted on FireMapChicago.net, and are forwarded to ChicagoFireMap.net. Some of the forwarded articles are updated with additional information on ChicagoFireMap.net. Some incidents, especially in the northwest suburbs are initially posted on Arlingtoncardinal.com, and are forwarded to FireMapChicago.net and ChicagoFireMap.net. Some incidents on ChicagoFireMap.net will be updated with additional information, such as rundown information and Tweets with images from TV news stations.


    Timeline includes all incidents on ChicagoFireMap.net and FireMapChicago.net, and shares from media sources across Chicagoland/US/World.

    Timeline includes all incidents on ChicagoFireMap.net (Chicagoland incidents only) and FireMapChicago.net (Chicagoland incidents only) with some Chicagoland-related shares from news media and other news sources.

    Timeline includes all incidents published on ChicagoFireMap.net and FireMapChicago.net (Chicagoland incidents only).

    NOTE, the difference between ChicagoFireMap.net and FireMapChicago.net: 

    ChicagoFireMap.net generally contains more details about an incident. Posts may be real-time or near real-time, but are sometimes delayed. ChicagoFireMap.net articles beginning approximately February 20, 2021 are specified as NOT UPDATED or UPDATED.

    FireMapChicago.net generally posts real-time or near real-time incidents with fewer details. Most incidents are posted on FireMapChicago.net or Arlingtoncardinal.com. FireMapChicago.net tends to include more crash reports, and is more likely to post incidents that eventually turn out to be false alarms or unconfirmed initial reports.

    Currently all incidents on ChicagoFireMap.net are not necessarily posted on FireMapChicago.net and vice versa. However, all posts from both websites are posted on the timelines of the three official Facebook pages mentioned above.

    The mission of ChicagoFireMap.net is to aggregate incidents into one searchable and tagged blog-style database within a maximum of one or two days of occurrence. Posting breaking news is not the primary goal of ChicagoFireMap.net. Please check the sources listed in the NEWS SOURCES page for a variety of breaking news reports from dedicated individuals and news agencies.

    FIRENET CHICAGO, and other sources. When possible, referrals to news media coverage and videos will be included.

    Power User Tips
    CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET and FIREMAPCHICAGO.NET work great on iOS and Android OS with an an easy-to-read format. However, the left sidebar and the right sidebar do not show in the mobile version on CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET -- as the sidebars are only displayed on desktop computers, notebook computers, and tablets. Also tags are not visible in mobile mode. FIREMAPCHICAGO.NET looks approximately the same on desktop computers, notebook computers, and tablets as it does on mobile devices.

    There are several direct web addresses for CHICAGOFIREMAP.NET. For example ems.chicagofiremap.net takes a viewer directly EMS information with details about extra alarms, triage and EMS services in the City of Chicago and suburbs. You can discover more fast access direct addresses at m.chicagofiremap.net.

    Metropolitan statistical area
    The Chicago Fire Map information covers the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area -- occasionally extending into southern Wisconsin, north-central Illinois, or northwest Indiana in the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA.

    The Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was originally designated by the United States Census Bureau in 1950. The original MSA consisted of the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (Illinois) and Will, along with Lake County (Indiana). As surrounding counties saw an increase in their population densities and the number of their residents employed within Cook County, they met Census criteria to be added to the MSA. The Chicago MSA is now defined as the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA.

    The Chicago MSA or long version, Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA, is the third largest MSA by population in the United States with a population of 9,580,567 (2009 estimate).

    The Chicago MSA is further subdivided into the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division, corresponding roughly to the CMAP region; the Gary, IN Metropolitan Division consisting of the Indiana counties of Lake and Porter, as well as two surrounding counties; and the Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division.

    Tags or Labels
    The ChicagoFireMaps.net blog is based on Blogger.com by Google. Labels are clickable items at the bottom of the article that allow quick searches for a specific category or topic or fire department. As an author and designer, there is a challenged to make convenient tags or labels for blog readers.  ChicagoFireMaps.net has classified LABELS as TAGS to match the term that is used for WordPress blogs. The right column has a list of most of the tags used in cloud format with the more frequent tags in larger text. No all articles are assigned LABELS.

    Here is an example of a web page summary of a Tag or Label and...

    *NOTE: We have temporarily stopped providing tags on new articles.

    Feeds for Tags (Labels)

    Here is an example of a Tag or Label for Chicago FD and its respective link ...

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    *Maps are retrieved from Google addresses. Precise locations are not guaranteed verified unless specified "VERIFIED".

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