Community Risk Reduction
"Be Alarmed" Smoke Alarm Installation Program
"Be Alarmed" is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Signing up for this program ensures you receive a 10 year concealed battery smoke alarm, installed by NFD members, as well as educational material aimed at preventing fires in the home. To learn more about the program please contact District Chief Guerino at 847-588-6806 or click on the Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program link.
Click on the 2021 CPR Calendar link for more information about the different CPR classes we offer.
Lock Box Installation
Having a lock box installed at your home allows us the ability to enter your home in the event of an emergency where you are unable to get to the door. We are the only ones with keys to access the lock boxes and they are as strong as a safe. Please click on our Residential Lock Box link to learn more about this service.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The NFD offers a Basic Fire Extinguisher Class which provides the opportunity to extinguish live fire on our interactive prop. Classes can be taught on site for your business, organization, religious group, etc. and are taught by NFD members. For more information about this program contact District Chief Guerino at 847-588-6806.
Blood Pressure Screening
Feel free to have your Blood Pressure taken by a NFD Firefighter/Paramedic at NFD Station 2 located at 8360 W. Dempster. Blood Pressure screenings are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
Fire Safety in the Home
In the event of a fire, you may only have a few minutes to safely exit your home once your smoke alarm sounds. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you practice your fire escape plan twice per year and that you do so as realistically as possible. Please click on the NFPA Escape Planning Tips as well as the Home Fire Escape Planning Worksheet to help you create your Home Fire Escape Plan. In addition, a closed door can drastically reduce the spread of heat, smoke, and fire throughout your house. Please keep bedroom doors closed at night and during sleeping hours. You can also have your family pick an outside meeting place away from your home where everyone can meet once they have exited, that way it will be easy to account for everyone inside the house. Lastly, under no circumstances should anyone re-enter a burning home or building once safely outside. If there are people trapped inside please let the Dispatcher know when you call 9-1-1 so that he/she can provide the Firefighters with that information. For more information please click on the NFPA Home Fire Escape Planning website.