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Ruth Campos works as a burn crew member and she wants more women – especially women of color to join her. (Courtesy The Nature Conservancy)

Ruth Campos works as a burn crew member. She uses controlled burns to restore life to landscapes. In the last year, she has traveled to Minnesota and California to help battle wildfires, and she wants more women – especially women of color to join her.

Fit Firefighters, Addison's Adventureland, and City Sailors

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Geoffrey Baer digs into the history of handball in Chicago firehouses, rides the Cinderella Train at Adventureland, and sails away with the Rainbow Fleet.

CPS Grads to Get Leg Up in Fire Department Exam

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The city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in almost a decade, but the plan to diversify the department is not sitting well with everyone. We take a look at the policy that gives preference to hiring CPS graduates from both sides of the spectrum.

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Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he favors a different set of retirement benefits for state police and fire personnel. Read an article.