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Archive | Fire Prevention

Palatine Fire Department Provides Summer Grill Safety Tips for Safer Barbecues

Summer is here and grills are lighting up all across the country. The Palatine Fire Department reminds residents to take proactive measures to keep their summer barbecues safe and fun for everyone involved. According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or […]

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What Would You Do If You Saw a Person Smoking at the Gas Pumps?

A guy smoking at a gas station is asked repeatedly by the employee to put the cigarette out. You must see how the story ends…hint: the station worker (at undisclosed location) got commended by the manager and received an LED TV as a reward, according to YouTube Channel Fun and Cool. Monday, July 2, 2018 […]

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Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Activate in Presence of Smoke

Kidde has recalled their dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010 due to a risk of the device’s failure to activate as it is designed to function in the presence of smoke. A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise […]

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Bosch Dishwasher Recall: Power Cord Fire Hazard, Model Numbers Include Gaggeneu, Jenn-Air, Thermador Brands

Bosch, Gaggeneu, Jenn-Air and Thermador brand dishwashers have been recalled because the power cords are at risk of overheating and catching fire. The maker of Bosch (BSH), Gaggeneu (BSH), Jenn-Air and Thermador (BSH) brand dishwashers said consumers/owners should stop using the recalled appliances and contact the company for a free repair. BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, (or […]

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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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Posted in Fire Prevention, Fire Video, Healthy & Fit

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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