year from December 1st to
January 15th the Glenside
Fire Protection District participates in the statewide " Keep The Wreath
Red" program. The program
starts each holiday season when the fire district illuminates a Christmas wreath
with all red bulbs on the fire station. During the holiday season if there are
any fires related to decorations, a white bulb will replaced a red bulb on the
wreath. The wreath is just a
reminder to the community to be aware of fire safety during the holidays. The
goal of the Glenside Fire Protection District is to make the community aware of
the fire hazards during the holidays. Together
we all can celebrate a happy and safe holiday season.
As the holiday months approach,
candles will be ignited in homes to create ambiance for parties and social
occasions. Although candles are
fashionable and can even reduce stress, they are also quite dangerous.
The increase popularity of candles has sparked a trend of fires and fire
deaths in Illinois. Last year the
office of the State Fire Marshal recorded over 350 fires started directly by
candles. These fires resulted in 67
injuries and over 4 million dollars in property loss.
The Glenside Fire District encourages everyone to help snuff out these
dangerous candle fires. Residents
are urged to practice candle safety year-round by;
candles away from combustible materials.
sure any candles you use are in sturdy, noncombustible holders that won’t tip
over and are big enough to collect dripping wax.
Remember to extinguish all candles when leaving the room or going to sleep, and
keep candles—and all open flames—away from flammable liquids and
place lit candles in windows, where blinds or curtains can inadvertently close
over them, and don’t use then in places where children or pets could knock
* Never leave a child unattended in a room with a lit candle and don’t leave candles lit in a room in which a child is sleeping.
a power outage, flashlights and other battery-powered lights are much safer
light sources than candles
extinguish all candles when leaving the house or going to bed.
all matches and lighters up high and out of sight and reach of children,
preferably in a locked cabinet.
If you have any questions about candle fire safety, please call the
Glenside Fire Protection District at 668-5323.
DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) has announced its
launching of the Smart911 program. Smart911 is a free-to-the-user secure
and confidential program, which allows citizens to enter personal information to
be displayed when 9-1-1 is called from a landline or cellular phone.
Glendale Heights Emergency Communications
Center now offers a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once
you've signed up, first responders will be provided important information that
will help them address your emergency.