CFD Ambulance Chief Pat Fitzmaurice

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and this week we begin the show with the latest segment of ‘Black Irishman’ which tells the story of Seamus O’Hooligan Jr, starring Greg Hollimon. We welcome back an old friend and retired CFD Ambulance Chief Pat Fitzmaurice to the show! Pat was our very first guest here on Hibernian Radio back in early 2019 and we are honored to have him back after such a long time. Pat is a 45 year CFD veteran who has been retired for 3 years and talks about adjusting to a slower pace of life. During his time as Chief on the west side, he oversaw a huge rise in the number of ambulances that helped speed up their response time to calls. “I worked in a neighborhood God forgot.” He delves into the main reason behind him leaving which was due to the lack of qualified leadership in the newest administration. Pat mentions the ongoing social unrest in our city and the lack of support for our Law Enforcement officers. “The police are overworked and under pressure!” These two pals emphasize the lack of leadership in the Mayoral office and they touch on many other political topics including their mutual support for Paul Vallas. They also chat about their time working together on Chuy Garcia’s campaign and reminisce about their trip to New York. The disastrous state of the media, Pat’s confrontation with Rahm Emanuel and immigration issues are some of the other topics these pals cover on another eye-opening show this week. Houli brings us up to date on some upcoming events including The Emerald Society‘s Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 16th at the Local 399 Operating Engineers Hall. Then it’s over to the obituaries followed by a quick trip to ‘Houli-Town’.