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Archive | Fire Prevention

Turkey Fryer Safety from William Shatner and State Farm

William Shatner knows firsthand how dangerous turkey fryers can be—so do the firefighters with the Illinois Fire Service Institute, who staged some of the common mistakes, with explosive results. FIRE, METAL, OIL and TURKEY … and steam, too — a dangerous combination. $15 million in annual U.S. property damage is caused by deep fryer fires. […]

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Arlington Heights and Prospect Heights Firefighters’ Open House Activities at Each Headquarters

Fire Prevention Week Open House at Arlington Heights Fire Department Station 2 last year on October 15, 2011. Get an exciting, close-up view of firefighting equipment and fire apparatus at the Arlington Heights Fire Department’s Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 1150 N. Arlington Heights […]

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Recognizing Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13

Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada, during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9 occurs. Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire. In 1911, on the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA); the oldest membership section of […]

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RED FLAG WARNING Risk For Wildfires Remains in Effect Until 9:00 PM Monday

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1048 AM CDT MON OCT 8 2012 WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD- LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON- …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /10 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING… * AFFECTED AREA…NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. * WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. […]

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Red Flag Warning Fire Risk for Brush and Wildlands Effective Monday 7 AM CDT Until 9 PM CDT

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 515 PM CDT SUN OCT 7 2012 WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD- LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON- 515 PM CDT SUN OCT 7 2012 /615 PM EDT SUN OCT 7 2012/ …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CDT /8 AM EDT/ TO 9 PM CDT /10 […]

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Palatine Fire Department Open House Saturday, October 6, 2012

As a part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Palatine Fire Department will be hosting its annual “Open House” on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Station 84, located at 220 W. Illinois Avenue in Palatine from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. This family-friendly, interactive event will feature fire and rescue vehicles and equipment on display, […]

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Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House Saturday, October 13, 2012

Get an exciting, close-up view of firefighting equipment and fire apparatus at the Arlington Heights Fire Department’s Open House on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 1150 N. Arlington Heights Road. The Open House is held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13. The Fire Prevention theme […]

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Woman Injured: Fireworks Demonstration at Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Goes Bad in Mount Prospect

Not sure what category to file this report … “Everything happens for a reason?” Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”? “No good deed goes unpunished?” About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 all three epigrams applied when a press conference and fireworks safety demonstration went awry in the rear parking lot […]

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NWS RED FLAG WARNING for Wildfire Risk Northern Illinois

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1056 AM CDT THU MAY 24 2012 …HIGH FIRE DANGER DUE TO WARM…DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON… .IT WILL BE WARM…DRY AND WINDY THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. LACK OF RAINFALL IN RECENT WEEKS HAS PRODUCED DRY CONDITIONS. THIS COMBINATION WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE […]

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News Flash: Gasoline and Vapors Are Highly Flammable and Mix with Air

Gasoline vapor, which is heavier than air, also rapidly mixes and spreads with air. Unrestrained vapors of gasoline are quickly flammable. Many accidents involving gasoline occur when gasoline is used to light bonfires. The gasoline vaporizes quickly after being poured and mixes with the surrounding air. As in the video above, when ignition is attempted, […]

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FIRE WEATHER WATCH: Northeast Illinois, North Central Illinois, Northwest Indiana Saturday Morning Through Afternoon

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 620 PM CST FRI MAR 9 2012 WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE […]

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PHOTOS from Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House Saturday

Arlington Heights Fire Station 2 (October 15, 2011). See photo album (Facebook membership not required) Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House 10.15.2011 on Facebook.com/CardinalEmergencies +++++++++ Arlington Heights held its annual Arlington Heights Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Arlington Heights Fire Station 2, 1150 N. […]

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