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Archive | Fire Prevention

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

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE 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 […]

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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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