1608 Bloomingdale 
Glendale Hts, IL 60139



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(630) 668-5323 
(630) 668-5396
(911 for emergencies)





Deputy Chief:

Russell Wood

James Reid


Nicholas Kosiara
Sharon Christopher
Richard Osborn

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August 2012
Photo taken by George Thompson



Each 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.


Happy Holidays 


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;


  * Keep candles away from combustible materials.  

 * Make 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 combustibles.  

 * Don’t 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 them over.  

 * 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.

 * During a power outage, flashlights and other battery-powered lights are much safer light sources than candles  

 * And always extinguish all candles when leaving the house or going to bed.  

 * Keep 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.

In a leading step to improve incident outcome, the Smart911 program is aimed at strengthening and expanding the current 9-1-1 program by providing additional critical information about the caller to the 9-1-1 call taker.  The program which includes basic information such as home address, is also capable of including information on disabilities, medical and rescue-related conditions, and children’s photos.  The registrant is provided the opportunity to enter the information he or she wants made available to the 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Additionally, Smart911 is a national program allowing the caller’s information to be made available in areas of the country where the service is also provided.  The same information that the registrant provided in DuPage County, would also be available to the 9-1-1 call taker outside the DuPage County area when 9-1-1 is dialed.

To decide if the Smart911 service is right for you and your family, or to simply sign up, please view the links below:

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. 

                                                                                                         SIGN-UP FOR SERVICE HERE

                                                                            ILLINOIS PREMISE ALERT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT FORM
                                                                           Provided by (Du Comm) Du Page Public Safety Communications.
                                                                                The dispatch agency for the Glenside Fire Protection District.





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