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Tag Archive | "Fire Prevention"

Fire Pit Injuries in 2017 Tripled Compared to 2008; Palatine Fire Department Provides Safety Tips for Fire Pits and Outdoor Heaters

395 Fall is here and outdoor fire pits are warming up across the Midwest. The Palatine Fire Department reminds residents to take proactive measures to keep their outdoor entertaining safe and fun for everyone. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), at least 5,300 injuries related to fire pits and outdoor heaters were treated […]

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Palatine Fire Department Highlights Summer Grill Safety Stats As a Reminder to Use Care

92 Summer is here and grills are lighting up all across the country; and in July, Palatine Fire Department is reminding 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. […]

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Palatine Fire Department Smoke Detector, Fire Prevention Tips for 2019 Resolutions

56 COOKING MAIN CAUSE OF HOME FIRES AND HOUSE FIRE INJURIES, BUT HALF OF DEATHS OCCUR AT NIGHT WHEN PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING The Palatine Fire Department is urging Palatine residents to make 2019 a healthier and more fire-safe year. If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’re starting off the new year with a resolution […]

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Palatine Fire Department Provides Summer Grill Safety Tips for Safer Barbecues

107 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 […]

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Time Is Of The Essence When Your Home Catches Fire

31 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 […]

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

24 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 […]

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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

31 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 […]

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

16 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 […]

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

28 “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 […]

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

27 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 […]

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Palatine Fire Department Hosts Action-Packed Open House, Including Fire Safety Education

89 Flashover and sprinkler room demonstration and comparison shows one room with a fully-engulfed flashover fire at 2,000°F and another sprinkler-installed room contained to a burning couch. Disney couldn’t have done it any better. On Saturday, Palatine Fire Department hosted an open house for kids, kids at heart, fire buffs and citizens of the Palatine […]

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Palatine Fire Department “Keep the Wreath Red” Campaign Provides Advice on Holiday Safety

42 A Palatine Fire Department fire engine provides station coverage for Arlington Heights Fire Department at Fire Station 2. Arlington Heights and Palatine fire departments often provide mutual aid for each other when either community needs help. The Palatine Fire Department embarks on its annual campaign to “Keep the Wreath Red”. The “Keep the Wreath […]

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