Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One of the best and most liked Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff abruptly resigns


Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff plans to announce his resignation on Thursday, the head of the firefighters union said Wednesday night.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE COMMISSIONER HOFF


Photo: Future Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff stands with his dad, Thomas Hoff, during an inspection at Soldier Field in 1960. Thomas Hoff died in the line of duty in a building collapse two years later.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had been jealous that the Fire side had a true Boss. He was respected and was a true fireman, this is a loss to the CFD.

Sadly with the corrupt political climate we have these days we won't see a Boss like this anytime soon.

All the best and enjoy retirement sir. You earned it.

Anonymous said...

Was Backdraft about him?

Anonymous said...

After the Altman fiasco and the upcoming G8, looks like he's had enough of rahmulus's kool-aid. Life is to short. Happy Retirement boss. Know that you are leaving at the top of your game and as one of the best bosses chicago's first responders ever had. G-d Bless!

Anonymous said...

Why?... did rahm want him to break some laws or what?

CFD said...

February 15, 2012 10:19 PM

Yes, the basic storyline of Backdraft was based on him and his brother Ray.....

This is a VERY sad day for the CFD....

Anonymous said...

I remember when that building collapse occered and it killed the young firemen (sorry I am foggy on the details) Commissioner Hoff was right there..... right fucking there helping to dig through the bricks and debris to find the victims.

He wasn't in the rear directing stuff or yacking into a blackberry, he was right there with his men trying to help.

God as my witness, I will never forget thst image of the Commissioner.

Godspeed sir. As far as I am concerned, Chuck Norris has nothing on you!

Anonymous said...

February 15, 2012 10:19 PM
Was Backdraft about him?

No it wasn't, but Francis the Talking mule is about Supt. McNutty. Check out those choppers and when he's upset listen for the bray.

Anonymous said...

Goodluck and enjoy your retirement!

Anonymous said...

Now who comes back "mr trotter, mr trotter," the rico suave pos?

Jim McMahon said...

This is a major loss for the CFD. But everyone that knows Bobby, always knew that he could not be bought and would never fold to political pressure from Rahmbo, at the cost of the mens safety.

Anonymous said...

There are only a couple of reasons I can come up with as to why he is quitting. One is obviously Rahmbelina. The others are pretty bleak.

Long retirement to you, sir. You have earned it.

Anonymous said...

smart guy.i'll bet rahm picks some pussy or a spade to replace him.good luck to the commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Rahm Wins Again!

(jew whore)

Anonymous said...

So sad! An end of an era.

Anonymous said...

First the teachers union, than he strated fucken with the police, now fire DEPT. WE ARE ALL GOING TO GET FUCKED BY RAHM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great boss! His leaving eliminates the only guy with the power willing to protect the men and citizens from Rahmbo. Watch the Fire Dept. budget get reduced to ridiculous levels, manning get reduced by 20% across the board at contentious contract talks and if the rumour mills are correct the black man will once again be rewarded with unearned opportunities and promotions.The dept. is teetering on the edge of becoming crap with the unqualified minorities and merit selections already and the rest of the good bosses are gonna say see ya

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you go boss.

Anonymous said...

What a great photograph!

Exactly like "Backdraft"

Anthony C said...

As an ordinary citizen, I once asked a firefighter acquaintance if Com. Hoff was a political appointee. I was quickly informed that he is the real deal.

Thanks for your service as the leader of the dept. and for your days in which were injured. The photo published by DSL of you and your father was touching, especially in light of his ultimate sacrifice which occured such a short time later. Wow.

All the best.

Anonymous said...

Judas ISN'T loyal to Judas,this job WILL be FUCKED if OLE RHAM gives this job to the Capt of Eng.120.

Anonymous said...

You don't see that everday. Someone who came up through the ranks.
Great Luck on your retirement.

Anonymous said...

To McMahon, didn't you and your BUDDY at Eng. 101 build the "RIT" house at the Fire Academy? AND YOUR payment WAS a VERRRY high score on the next Lt.'s test? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

Did Altman EVER get SUSPENDED? OR did he threaten to CALL HIS CLOUT?

I Voted For Obama said...

Rahm will appoint a loyal Obama drone to the job.

Anonymous said...

You know when the good guys bail out of anywhere, that the place is about to or already is in its final death spin.

Who's the real hero!!! said...

Good for him!!! " third generation hero firefighter" stated in story!! Oh come on now get the fuck of the hero bullshit! A hero is a soldier at war in 120 degree heat a d sleeping in tents away from their family and the risk of being killed at any time that's a hero not a firefighter who sleeps his hangover off all day and waits for fire! Let's get real here about who's the hero you fireman are insulting are real heroes overseas you beatoffs!!

Anonymous said...

Yes he was a good fireman but he had no clue about EMS nor did he care.Under his command EMS took all the hits.Under his command CFd never even ordered new Amb be purchased despite the fleet being over 6 years old all with 100 thousand plus miles.He was all about the fire fighting at nothing else..News flash 80 % of all CFD workload is EMS

Anonymous said...

On the CFD CLOUT is KING! just ask Jimmy Joyce, OR ANY of the Altman's . Bobby Hoff he too is CLOUT-LADEN.

Anonymous said...

I'd be out the door too! Be one of the whipping boys when G8 destroys the city? No thanks! Rough, stressful contract talks coming soon.... Better to leave on a high note. Good luck, sir. Thanks for serving.

Anonymous said...

God Bless Boss! From a lowly blueshirt PO

Anonymous said...

Mr. Hoff, thank you for your service and best wishes to you and your family. Enjoy your retirement, you most certainly have earned it. Times are a changing and not for the best, get out while you can and collect what is owed to you.

Anonymous said...

his retirement day is on the 50 th anniversary of his fathers death,just saying.

Anonymous said...

Are YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? JOSE SANTIAGO? OR IS IT JOE? DON'T EVER SAY THIS MOPE EARNED IT. He WAS in Pat Kehoe's Lap.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU believe Hoff wasn't forced out THINK AGAIN! He wasn't Rahm's guy, one of the hold-over's from Mayor BB BALLS.

That 5100 Car said...

I know Bob from the neighborhood. Good guy and CFD was lucky to have him as a Boss. I liken him to "The John Farrel of the Fire Dept."

Many, many years of retirement, Bob.

Like some said, I also was jealous of Fire for having such a Boss, when we get stuck with this and the last assholes.

Anonymous said...

Fuck McMahon, you are nothing but a job grabbing scab!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy retirement Sir. My Dad was at the fire that took your Dad.He speaks highly of both of you.
CPD-Ret.

Anonymous said...

yeah, like he had it so f'n rough. Imagine his pension if U are feeling sorry for him...

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree w/u anymore! 110% true!!

Anonymous said...

McMahon crossed the picket line 34 years ago this week. Merit Lt also.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, so clout laden he couldnt get his own son on the job. Ass.

Anonymous said...

Well, I dont think Hoff would call himself a hero, and as a former Marine I couldnt agree with you more. But the simple truth is his acts saved lives. Somewhat heroic.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

yeah, like he had it so f'n rough. Imagine his pension if U are feeling sorry for him...

February 16, 2012 1:49 PM

Fuck you. Why is a good pension for years served now considered to be unholy by assholes like you?

Anonymous said...

Hoff is so well liked..but what did he do about that Fire Capt. who knocked one of our own CPD Marine Unit finest around a few months back? Did that drunken
Capt. ever see any disciplinary action? I know that the officers who wrote the original report had to report to CFD IAD and tell what happened...but was anything actually done to the Capt. who knocked the officer to the ground twice? Anybody have the 411 on that?
Why didn't Hoff deal with that before bailing???????

Anonymous said...

Hey dickhead thats why he re-wrote the Order for his kid to get on the job.....family member in the line of duty death. Because his kids number on the fire test was in the 15,000 out of 18,000 and he new his kid would never get called w/that number do that's why had the new order put in. You are an asshat and so is your mother!! Yes he does have clout cause he had dickhead Daley sign off on it before his term was done being mayor. You are another dickead FF that thinks you are in the rite all the time....Go back to putting another sticker on the car or showing off your new CFD T-shirt at the gym!

Anonymous said...

To 10:10 PM:

Hoff's son wasn't "put" on this job. He didn't score high enough on the entrance exam and started a fire service career in the burbs. It'd be nice if you knew what you were talking about before you started posting on Shaved's blog.

Anonymous said...

Well, no reason to get the mothers involved Wes Mantooth. No, I dont think Im always in the ”RIGHT”, no bumper stickers or T-shirts off-duty, and certainly not at the gym. That assumes I go to the gym, which is actually pretty funny. And yes, you are correct, you dont become fire commissioner without getting a little clout. However, someone with real juice would have made sure his kids number was pulled...Trust me, many a Chiefs kid in those first few classes, but not his.

As for the LODD preference, what proof do you have Hoff was a driving force? So youre telling me Mayor Daley signed off on a policy that will give preference to qualified children and grandchildren, spouses, of fallen cops and firemen, as well as fallen members of the armed forces just so Bob Hoffs son can get a job? Wow! Now I am not sure, but perhaps Daley signed off on it because it is a good policy and the right thing to do, and he may have been thinking about the children of Demeka Ankum, his executive assistant and widow of Corey Ankum (God Rest His Soul)

Either way, stay safe my flat footed friend. And when the bartender cuts you off, just go home. It never looks good when a man smacks around a woman.

Mr. SouthSide said...

If I remember the story correctly, there was a dispute between the fire captain and the cop at possible rescue scene at the north branch of the Chicago River.

If, and only if, this stated story is true and the cop was knocked down twice by a drunken fire captain, where the fuck were the cop's partners and supervisors?

Has policing on the north side deteriorated to the point that ANYONE could get away with knocking down a cop twice and not be arrested and/or tuned up?

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong to knock a loud mouth cop on his ass?

Anonymous said...

Gurly man!