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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 - 14

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National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8 – 14. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year&rsquo...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Fire Dept. to hold free child safety seat inspection, Sept. 23

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Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are completely unrestrained. To help combat the issue, and in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Park Forest Fire Department will conduct a car seat safety ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Park Forest first responders mull crisis preparedness with tabletop exercise

A host of area first responders took part in a tabletop exercise at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall Wednesday morning to discuss best practices in response to crisis situations. The three-hour-long meeting led by Deputy Chief Christopher Ma...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15


“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, taking place Oct. 9-15. The focus on smoke alarm replacement is aimed at those who don’t know how old their smoke alarms...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Saving lives in today's home fires

If you are building a new home, have you ever stopped to think about how safe it would be in the event of a fire? If your home doesn't include fire sprinklers, the answer is simple: it's not safe enough.

Due to the construction and open designs of toda...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Fire Department to take part in Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) with special events


Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Park Forest Fire Department warns about the dangers of heatstroke

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Heatstroke is the No. 1 killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Park Forest Fire Department has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to attempt to ...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold events for Fire Prevention Week

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Join the Park Forest Fire Department for the following activities being held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week!

On Thursday, October 9 the Park Forest Fire Department will hold the annual silent twilight parade. This is the 34th year for this even...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Fire Department to hold car seat check on September 20


The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Fire Station. The event is free.

The Park Forest Fire Station is located at 156 Lakewood Blvd.

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Tilley named Firefighter of the Year, others honored at Fire Department Awards Ceremony


Captain William Tilley is Park Forest’s Firefighter of the Year.

The 41-year Park Forest resident was recognized during the Fire Department’s Annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony at Village Hall on Monday, August 18.

Standing before a packed ro...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department's babysitter/latchkey class begins July 28

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The Park Forest Fire Department’s babysitter/latchkey class teaches teenaged babysitters, and children who stay home alone, how to handle most emergency situations they may be confronted with.

First aid, infant CPR, fire safety, personal security, seve...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold car seat check on July 9


The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check this Wednesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. Click below to download the flier for more details, and be sure to call to schedule your appointment.Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Fire and Police Departments remind residents about fireworks in Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest is encouraging all residents to enjoy a happy and safe July 4th holiday by refraining from using fireworks.

Park Forest Fire Chief Bruce Ziegle says to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

“Most fireworks are illeg...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23 - June 27

There are an estimated 23 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year in the United States, nearly 800,000 of which occur in Illinois alone. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but it is also extremely dangerous – it is the underrated killer. F...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2014

Fire Dept. to hold free car seat safety check July 9

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department lands Small Tool Grant Program funds

The Park Forest Fire Department has been selected to receive a grant from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office in the amount of $22,005 to assist in the purchase of new high-tech portable radios for firefighters.

The funds were awarded through th...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2013

Park Forest Fire Chief joins chief's energy challenge

Park Forest announced today it has signed on to take the Chief’s Energy Challenge, a nationwide program for fire departments to reduce their energy use. Participants commit to reducing energy use by 10 percent in the first year and 20 percent by year thre...Read on...