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Archive | Fire Prevention

Prospect Heights Fire Open House Saturday October 14, 2017, 10AM to 2PM

As part of Fire Prevention Week Prospect Heights firefighters will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the main fire station at 10 East Camp McDonald Road in Prospect Heights. Every year, the Prospect Heights Fire District opens its doors to the community to showcase […]

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Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Hosting Antique Fire Truck Show Saturday Sept 9, 2017

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District will be hosting an antique fire truck show and open house on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the BCFPD Headquarters (Station 1) 22222 North Pepper Road Lake Barrington. The free show will feature the contrast between vintage firefighting equipment from prior generations and today’s […]

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Olive School Danger: Stunning Lack of Health, Safety and Security at District 25’s Olive-Mary Stitt School Playground

Electricity Transformer Brings Danger Close to Playground; Gas Utility Not Protected Observations of the Olive-Mary Stitt School playground and the school’s east entrance reveal several health, safety and security issues that could bring harm to children and staff, and expose District 25 to serious liability. Design, safety and protection aspects of electric and gas utilities […]

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The Hazmat and Fire Response to Ethanol in Hypothetical Rail Disaster Near Arlington Heights Municipal Campus

A train derailment and railcar fire on a rural railroad, such as the accident that occurred on Union Pacific railroad tracks near Graettinger, Iowa at 1:00 a.m. this morning, is relatively risk free compared to a similar disaster where buildings and ignition sources are near the railroad tracks. There is much greater risk of ignition, […]

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Are New Arlington Heights Police Station Planning Standards Held to the Same Scrutiny as Mom & Pop Businesses?

If you’ve lived in Arlington Heights very long, and if you’ve ever attended a Village Board meeting or watched one on local cable TV, you’ve noticed that Arlington Heights building codes and planning requirements are rigorous. While seeking approval from the Village Board you will hear all sorts of hypothetical situations proposed by Village Board […]

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House Fire in Connecticut, Toy Truck Recalled After Real Truck Ignites, Sabra Hummus Recall, Frozen Moose Fight

Toys “r” Us recalled a Tonka toy truck off the shelves after it ignited, and started a real pickup truck on fire. A toy truck is possibly the cause of a pickup truck fire in Washington State. An investigation is underway, and meanwhile Toys “R” Us has initiated a recall of the toy manufactured by […]

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Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Station 1 on Sigwalt St

The Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Fire Station #1, located at 300 East Sigwalt Street, adjacent to Village Hall. Free parking is available in the Village’s Municipal Garage. The event recognizes Fire Prevention Week, which is October 9-15. This year’s […]

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Village of Arlington Heights Warns Residents About Illegal Sky Lanterns

During Spring and early Summer many people look forward to better weather and plan outdoor celebrations – graduations, weddings, family reunions and other parties. The Village of Arlington Heights reminds residents that when making plans, residents should remember that popular “sky lanterns,” which look like a small air balloon and use a candle or other […]

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Time Is Of The Essence When Your Home Catches Fire

CBS2 Chicago Report: You might not have as much time as you think if your home is on fire. According to the Red Cross, 65 percent of the people surveyed believe they have twice as long to escape a burning home as they actually do. In reality, it’s less than two minutes. CBS 2’s Erin […]

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Red Lights Are Good; Palatine Fire Department “Keep the Wreath Red”

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. Red Lights Are Good; Palatine Fire Department “Keep the Wreath Red” http://t.co/yC0fqx7xM3 pic.twitter.com/BWUtOHH6MZ — PublicSafetyReporter (@PSRalerts) December 13, 2014 Between Thanksgiving […]

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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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