VIDEO: Some of the firefighters responding to calls on Chicago's South Side are a long way away from home.
In fact, they traveled thousands of miles just to be here.
CBS 2's Noel Brennan introduces us to the German firefighters who've joined the Chicago Fire Department for a couple of weeks.
In Chicago, a firehouse and good food go hand in hand.
"Every day, eating here is basically like eating at a restaurant, so it's always pretty good," said Philip Gramberg. The young firefighter loaded his plate full of sausage and sautéed green peppers inside a CFD fire station in Englewood.
"I think we should send our chefs over here," Gramberg joked. "Get some training in."
Gramberg was taking notes for his home department.