The Village of Carpentersville Fire Department has reinstated their
CPR certification program to the public. We are offering both HeartSaver
level and Healthcare Provider level classes on the following dates:
|February 28, 2015
||January 17, 2015
|June 13, 2015
||July 25, 2015
|August 15, 2015
||September 26, 2015
|October 17, 2015
||November 7, 2014
|December 19, 2015
Classes will be held at 8am at Carpentersville Fire Station One located at
213 Spring St. The cost of the class is $40 for resident and $50 for
non-resident. For further information or to register for a class, call
Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau conducts inspections of all businesses as
well as educational facilities. Every business in the community is
inspected at least once, many more often depending on the type of
business. In addition to inspections, the Bureau provides safety
seminars for local businesses as well as fire extinguisher
Emergency Medical Services
The Fire Department provides Advanced Life Support care to the
residents of Carpentersville and certain surrounding rural areas. The
department responds to over 2000 medical calls for service each year.
Each year, the department increases the programs offered by the
Public Education Division. Each year, the department provides classes in
various areas in order to teach fire safety to people of all ages.
Fascination with Fire Program
Every child has the potential for exhibiting fire setting behavior.
The Carpentersville Fire Department's program "Fascination With Fire"
will show you the signs to watch for in children who set fires. From
curiosity to arson, this behavior is dangerous and needs education as
well as intervention.
Children under the age of five are curious about fire. Parents seem to
dismiss this as rarity and do nothing about it. Often, what begins as a
natural exploration of the unknown can lead to tragedy! The fires start
small and, without intervention, a tragic event will probably occur.
This is the time for intervention and education. "Education is the Key
FACT: Children make up 20% of all fire
FACT: Over 30% of the fires that kill children are set by children
playing with fire.
FACT: Children have "secret" places where they tend to start playing
with matches and lighters. These places are often under the bed and in
FACT: Juvenile fire setters are often not given the proper education and
guidance from their parents.
The Carpentersville Fire Department has an excellent program in place
to work with children after there has been an incident involving a child
playing with fire. In addition, a new program has been designed for
parents to help avoid having an "incident."
"Fascination With Fire" is designed with the parents in mind. Parents
will be given signs of juvenile fire setting behavior. Curiosity is a
normal part of growing up; however, setting fires is not. Fire is a big
influence in all of our lives. It is used for heating, cooking, and
celebrations. Birthday parties are a good example of fires used for a
celebration. This is the time for the parents to teach their children
about fire safety and that "fire is a tool and not a toy." Through our
program, you will be better equipped to enforce positive behavior.
If you or your group would like to hear more about this important and
informative class, please contact the Carpentersville Fire Department
Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-426-2131 to schedule an appointment. In
Practice Fire Safety in Your Home
- Supervise your young children very closely. Do not leave them
alone even for short periods of time.
- Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
- Have your children tell you when they find matches and lighters.
- Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your family and
designate a meeting place outside.
- Take the mystery out of fire play and teach your children that
fire is a tool and not a toy.
- Teach your children not to hide from firefighters, to get out as
quickly as possible, and to call 911 from another location away from
- Show the children how to crawl on the floor below the smoke, to
get out of the house, and to STAY OUT in case of fire.
- Show the children two ways to get out of each area of the house.
If you have a second floor or basement, show them how to open the
- Demonstrate how to STOP, DROP, and ROLL. And don't forget to
cover your face while rolling.
- Check your smoke detector weekly and replace the battery twice a
year. Replace the smoke detector as specified by the manufacturer
(usually every ten years).
- Install smoke detectors on every level of your home.
- Familiarize your family to the sound of the smoke detector.
- Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector on every level of the home or
in the sleeping area of the home.
Home Safety Surveys
The Fire Department will upon request, come to your home and do a
free Home Safety Survey. This is not an inspection and we do not issue
any type of violation notices. This is a walk-though with the homeowner
to discuss any potential life safety problems. Items covered in this
survey are the number and location of smoke and CO detectors. A fire
escape plan can also be developed as well as the type and size of fire
extinguishers. For further information, or to schedule a survey, please
call the Firefighter Tony Ferreiro with the Bureau of Fire Prevention at
The Fire Department would be happy to make a fire safety presentation
that would be of interest to your club or group. If you would like
additional information on our speakers, please call Fire Administration
Over the last several years, fire deaths in which seniors were
involved Statewide have increased. Classes are provided and designed to
address the special needs of seniors.
Keep the Wreath Red Program
Each year, during the Christmas season, area fire departments place a
wreath outside the station decorated with red bulbs. If a fire should
occur during the Christmas season, and it was caused by Christmas
decorations, a bulb will be changed to white.
Fire Station Tours
All three fire stations are open for tours. If you are passing by the
station and would like to stop in with your children, please feel free
to do so.
The fire stations are open for tours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. If you
have a group that would like a tour, please dial 847-426-2131 to arrange
one. When requesting a group tour, please allow a one-week notice.
We would be happy to have a fire engine or ambulance stop at your
block parties. Advance notice for these requests is needed. The
personnel and equipment that make appearances at block parties are the
on-duty companies and due to scheduled duties, and emergency responses,
they are limited to the number of block parties they can attend. Please
keep in mind that we can not give you a specific time that the companies
will show up. There may be times that due to the number of calls we may
not even be able to show up at all. If you would like to request the
Fire Department for your block party, make your request as early as
Offered by the Department to residents with a child who may have an
overly curious attitude about fires.
In addition to fire suppression (fire fighting), the Department is
trained in below grade rescue, confined space rescue, water
rescue/recovery, auto extrication, and high angle rescue.
Emergency Services and Disaster
The Emergency Services and Disaster Agency is handled by the Fire
Department. The main goal is to prepare the Village for any natural
disaster that may occur. This includes checking the civil defense sirens
throughout the community monthly, as well as providing updates to the
Disaster Preparedness Plan, which has been developed by the Village and
adopted by the Board of Trustees.
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