If you have a smoke detector that you need help installing, or if you need help with changing batteries, please call the Fire Dept. at 847-872-5957 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday to set up an appointment. We will be glad to send out a crew to assist you. Chief Stried stresses the importance of having working smoke detectors with fresh batteries in your home. If you do not have a smoke detector and cannot afford one, the Fire Dept. can provide one to you at no-charge.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Residents are also reminded that effective January 1, 2007, a new Illinois State statute requires that all residential dwellings are required to have at least one carbon-monoxide alarm installed within 15 feet of every room used for sleeping purposes. For details, read the Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act - (430 ILCS 135).
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Lock Box for Immediate Access
The Fire Dept. also has designed a program for those who utilize a "Medical Alerting" type of device to summon help during a medical emergency. We have found at times, upon our notification through the medical alerting company, that the person activating the device is unable to get to the door to let us in. We then have to break in to render aid. Our program consists of a portable "lock box" which is attached to your door with a key locked inside which only the Fire Dept. can access. With this program we can immediately enter the residence and render aid to the victim.
These lock-boxes are available through the Fire Department, please contact Chief Stried [e-mail] for further details if interested. We may be reached at 847-872-5957. This is an ongoing program that has been funded through donations. Any donations are also greatly appreciated to help continue this worthwhile project.
CPR / AED Training
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