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Archive | Fire Prevention

Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t Burn Your House Down with a Turkey Fryer Fire

William Shatner knows firsthand how dangerous turkey fryers can be … so do the firefighters with the Illinois Fire Service, who staged some of the common mistakes, with explosive results. NFPA discourages the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that cook the turkey in hot oil. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating […]

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“Katie Project” for Battery Replacement for Smoke Detectors Gets and Upgrade with Grant for New Smoke Detectors, Too

The Village of Arlington Heights “Katie Project” was introduced by Trustee Joe Farwell after he was inspired by a fire that killed three women in a house with non-operating smoke detectors on South Dunton Avenue on November 6, 2013. The smoke detector program is spearheaded by efforts of Village of Arlington Heights Trustee Joe Farwell, […]

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Rolling Meadows Fire Department Open House at Plum Grove Rd Fire Station Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Rolling Meadows Fire Department will have an open house on Saturday at the fire station on Plum Grove Road. The open house will feature guided tours of the station, safety and rescue demonstrations of their training, skills and lifesaving equipment. Residents will also have the chance to climb aboard the department’s fleet of fire engines […]

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Prospect Heights Fire District Open House on Saturday October 11, 2014 — 10 AM to 2 PM

Prospect Heights Fire District will hold a Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The fire station open house is fun for the whole family, and will be located at the Prospect Heights Fire District Headquarters Fire Station, 10 East Camp McDonald Road near Camp McDonald […]

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“Keep The Wreath Red” A Red Bulb Is Replaced With A White Bulb at Palatine Fire Stations in The Event of Holiday-Related Fire

The Palatine Fire Department will again be participating in the annual “Keep the Wreath Red” holiday safety program. This public-safety campaign was started in the mid 1950’s to increase fire safety awareness during the holidays. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, on each of our five (5) fire stations, a wreath will be decorated only […]

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Arlington Heights Trustee Joe Farwell Announces “Project Katie” To Activate Smoke Detectors and Promote Zero Tolerance For Inoperable Smoke Detectors

The Village of Arlington Heights will soon be coordinating a group of volunteers, including high school students, who will be trained on how to check smoke detectors, and install batteries for residents that request help with their smoke. Post by The Cardinal. Arlington Heights Fire Department Lt. Dave Roberts speaks immediately after his promotion to […]

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Fire Department Open Houses Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK THEME: PREVENT KITCHEN FIRES Get an exciting, close-up view of firefighting equipment and fire apparatus at the Arlington Heights Fire Department’s Open House on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 300 E. Sigwalt Street. Free parking is located in the Municipal Garage just west […]

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CPSC RECALL: APC Surge Arrest Surge Protectors Recalled After At Least 700 Reports of Overheating, Fires

APC SurgeArrest surge protectors area a risk that poses a fire hazard that has prompted a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall. The surge protectors can overheat, smoke, and melt. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors, unplug them and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement surge protector. The firm has received 700 […]

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CPSC: Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; Over $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

A recall of dehumidifiers of several brand names has been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. De-humidifier manufacturers have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a full […]

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High Winds Fan Fires: Tonight Is A Night To Absolutely Make Sure Your Dryer Lint Screens Are Clear

High winds and cold weather gives fire an advantage, and tonight is expected to get windy and very cold. Make sure your dryer screens are extra clean tonight. No time is a good time for a fire, but with high winds, extra air can blow through dryer vents and give lint a better chance to […]

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Arlington Heights Fire Department: Keep The Wreaths Red – Have A Fire-Safe Holiday

“Keep the Wreath Red” program underway at Arlington Heights Fire Department fire stations. The “Keep the Wreath Red” program was adopted by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association in 1980. Now an annual event, Keep the Wreath Red is aimed at increasing an awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays. The program works […]

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Kids Safety Season? Holiday Safety Tips 2012 From The American Academy Of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics — with their national headquarters in Elk Grove Village –has released their 2012 Holiday Safety Tips. The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and frequently the distractions and the rush of celebrations that alter normal routines open the door for mishaps and tragedies. To help ensure children […]

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