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Village of East Hazel Crest Fire Department

Village of East Hazel Crest Fire Department Official Page for the East Hazel Crest Fire Dept. This page will be used to share stories, updates, fire safety tips, events, and other info from the FD.

The department is in charge of protecting over 1.5 square miles of land. The area consists of roughly 2 miles of Expressway, different industrial and commercial businesses, medical facilities, several apartment complexes, and over 17 blocks of land that over 1,570 residents call home. The department has a 31 personnel roster and every member is Paid On Call (POC) which the exception of a single fu

The department is in charge of protecting over 1.5 square miles of land. The area consists of roughly 2 miles of Expressway, different industrial and commercial businesses, medical facilities, several apartment complexes, and over 17 blocks of land that over 1,570 residents call home. The department has a 31 personnel roster and every member is Paid On Call (POC) which the exception of a single fu

Operating as usual

05/04/2022

We hope everyone is enjoying International Firefighters Day!

04/23/2022

This afternoon shortly before 2pm, we were dispatched to a vehicle fire on I294 Southbound at Mile marker 4. The semi trailer on fire was located just before the Dixie Highway exit and was well involved upon the arrival of Engine 17. Engine 117 responded shortly after, followed by Squad 17 and Car 17. Command also requested additional engines from Hazel Crest and South Holland and a Tender from Flossmoor. Crews shuttled water up to I294 and then went back down to Dixie Highway to refill and repeat. The fire was extinguished and scene turned over to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and Suburban Towing to remove the trailer and contents from the roadway at approximately 5:45pm. This was a difficult fire to extinguish, especially with having to continually bring water up to I294. We would like to thank the crews from Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, and South Holland, along with Illinois State Police, the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, Suburban Towing, and East Hazel Crest Public Works. We also thank the drivers stuck in the traffic for their patience while several lanes were shut down for the safety of the crews working.

04/11/2022

Thank you to our PSAPs for everything they do for us behind the scenes everyday: ECOM, Tinley Park, Orland Central, CalComm, Central Communications (Buds), Lansing, & Lake County 911.

We are glad to hear that none of the firefighters were injured.  We also would like to thank the crews from the Illinois...
03/27/2022

We are glad to hear that none of the firefighters were injured. We also would like to thank the crews from the Illinois Tollway who do their best to prevent incidents like this when our crews are working on I294.

Thank you to Sentinel Emergency Solutions for helping us build and purchase our new fire engine! It is very exciting to ...
03/18/2022

Thank you to Sentinel Emergency Solutions for helping us build and purchase our new fire engine! It is very exciting to know we will soon have a new piece of equipment for the department to use.

This engine will replace a 1983 Ford formerly known as Engine 1680. This new engine will be a Rosenbauer labeled as Engine 17. It is expected for delivery in a little over a year.

The EHCFD would like to extend an additional thank you to FEMA for awarding us with the AFG Grant used to purchase this vehicle as well as Mayor Tom Brown and the Village of East Hazel Crest Board of Trustees for approving the purchase of this vehicle.

Congratulations and Thank You to the Village of East Hazel Crest Fire Department. Warrior FX Top Mount Pumper, 1500 gpm, 750 tank. Thank you for believing in Rosenbauer and Sentinel. Welcome to the Rosenbauer Family.

🚨🚨🚨Many Americans will lose cellphone service today when AT&T becomes the first major provider to switch off its 3G comm...
02/23/2022

🚨🚨🚨Many Americans will lose cellphone service today when AT&T becomes the first major provider to switch off its 3G communications network. This will make 3G devices incapable of handling calls, texts, or accessing the internet without Wi-Fi available. THIS INCLUDES CALLING 911!
It is unknown how many users will be affected. The switch may also affect an unknown number of systems ranging from home security to medical devices to fire protection services.
T-Mobile will be switching off its 3G in July, and Verizon plans to switch December 31st.
The Federal Communications Commission advises visiting your wireless carrier to determine whether your phone is affected. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have details on which devices are impacted. For example: Apple iPhones older than the iPhone 6 will lose function. Some devices may only require a software update to continue working once 3G is retired.
For other devices, check with the manufacturer to determine whether it requires a software update or an upgrade.

There is a lot of uncertainty as to how much snow we will get this week, but please adopt a hydrant on your block and ke...
01/31/2022

There is a lot of uncertainty as to how much snow we will get this week, but please adopt a hydrant on your block and keep it clear if you can. Seconds count in the event of a fire and we need everyone's help to make sure we can access water.

Check in on our elderly or disabled neighbors, take breaks while clearing heavy snow, and stay safe and warm over the next few days.

Squad 17 assisted Lansing on yesterday's Box Alarm.
01/08/2022
Arson Suspected In Lansing Walmart Fire - Region News Source

Squad 17 assisted Lansing on yesterday's Box Alarm.

On January 7, 2022 at approximately 6:34 PM, the Lansing Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire inside the Walmart located at 17625 Torrence Ave, according to Lansing Fire Officials. Crews arrived on scene within five minutes and found heavy smoke conditions in the building. Due to the co...

A reminder especially if you have a high-efficency furnace that doesn't use a traditional chimney
01/06/2022

A reminder especially if you have a high-efficency furnace that doesn't use a traditional chimney

As the cold winter air has settled in across Illinois it's important to make sure your furnace exhaust and intake pipes are clear or snow and ice. If there is ice blocking the pipe, this can cause CO to build up in your home. Take a few minutes, bundle up, and head out to inspect your home. A few minutes today could prevent a tragedy from occurring!

12/22/2021
Homewood/East Hazel Crest site picked for south suburban casino
12/08/2021
Homewood/East Hazel Crest site picked for south suburban casino

Homewood/East Hazel Crest site picked for south suburban casino

Gaming regulators selected Homewood-East Hazel Crest site as winning bid for south suburban casino on a 24-acre site southwest off the interchange of Interstate 80 and Halsted Street.

Help us Keep the Wreath Red!!As usual this time of year, we have placed a large wreath on the front of the fire station ...
12/02/2021

Help us Keep the Wreath Red!!
As usual this time of year, we have placed a large wreath on the front of the fire station with all red lights. This wreath is not just a decoration for the holidays. It is there with a purpose. The wreath is part of the “Keep the Wreath Red” fire safety campaign, a statewide program that reminds everyone to practice fire safety during the holiday season.
The wreath features decorative red lights and for each fire caused by holiday decorations, we will replace one red bulb with a white bulb.
The wreath will be on the fire station through the holiday season.
Help us “Keep the Wreath Red” by following these safety tips:
• Unplug holiday lights before leaving home or sleeping
• Do not overload extension cords
• Be careful with candles and open flames
• Use flame-retardant decorations
• Ensure lights are in good condition and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed
• Keep natural trees watered; do not rely on chemical sprays to make your tree flame resistant

Remember to check all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

From our family to yours
11/25/2021

From our family to yours

11/11/2021
Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post
11/09/2021

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post
11/09/2021

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post

11/07/2021

Good Morning! Did you remember to turn back your clocks last night and test your smoke/CO alarms? If you answered no to testing smoke/CO alarms, spend a few minutes today and test them! What are you waiting for? The few minutes you spend today could save your life!

Remember to test all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace detectors after 10 years.  If your ...
11/07/2021

Remember to test all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace detectors after 10 years. If your detectors use regular batteries, thia time change is a good reminder to replace those batteries.

11/01/2021

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Halloween party yesterday, Including Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller. We also give a big thank you to everyone who donated to the event, including the East Hazel Crest Library Board, McDonalds #7181, 5th Quarter Tap, Mayor Tom Brown, Trustee Jesse Ortiz, and Manny Fernandez. We were glad to be able to host this event once again and it was great to see everyone.

As usual, the judges had a tough time choosing the winners of the costume contest. The winners by age group are:

Infant-2 years: Cutest—Jake Arvia
Funniest—Michael Johnson
Scariest—Ryder Poya
Most Original—Juliette Jimenez

3-4 years: Cutest—Olivia Tzanetakos
Funniest—Jameson Grzan
Scariest—Angel Estrada
Most Original—Jionni Velazquez

5-8 years: Cutest—Olivia Andes
Funniest—Kayla Grzan
Scariest—Zoe Grzan
Most Original—Remy Connaugh

9-13 years: Cutest—Yoalli Guzman
Funniest—Jason Berrum
Scariest—Aniyah Buchanan
Most Original—Maddie McGathey

14+ years: Cutest—Bella & Sav
Funniest—Kevin Crabtree
Scariest—Joyce Kaczmarek
Most Original—Brad Livers

10/29/2021

Have a safe Halloween weekend! This is a reminder to slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

10/28/2021

Today is National First Responders Appreciation Day! Join us as we honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. 🚓🚑🚒

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post
10/20/2021

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post

We're hearing that some residents didn't get the flyer in the mail so please pass the word to your friends and neighbors
10/19/2021

We're hearing that some residents didn't get the flyer in the mail so please pass the word to your friends and neighbors

Thank you to NFPA and State Farm for sending Fire Prevention Week materials.  Get more information about the 2021 Fire P...
10/08/2021

Thank you to NFPA and State Farm for sending Fire Prevention Week materials. Get more information about the 2021 Fire Prevention Week campaign at www.firepreventionweek.org. You'll find kids' activities, downloadable materials, safety messages, and more. #firepreventionweek #goodneighbor

The South Holland Fire Department is pleased to sponsor an annual PARADE OF LIGHTS in conjunction with National Fire Pre...
10/07/2021

The South Holland Fire Department is pleased to sponsor an annual PARADE OF LIGHTS in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2021. #FirePreventionWeek

The PARADE OF LIGHTS has been attended by hundreds of residents in the past years. This is a very quiet, reverent way that we as Fire Departments can pay our respect to not only the firefighters who have lost their lives in fires, but also to the civilians as well. Residents have commented on how impressive and beautiful this parade is. The way the emergency lights of the fire apparatus light up the night is really something to see.

The PARADE OF LIGHTS will take place on October 7th at 7:30pm. Please see route of parade below. Prime viewing location for the American flag will be in front of SHFD Station 1, 16230 Wausau Ave.

West on 170th St from Thorn Creek Church to Cottage Grove. North on Cottage Grove to 166th St. East on 166th St to Dobson Ave. North on Dobson Ave to 165th St. West on 165th St pass Maicach Park to Cottage Grove. North on Cottage Grove to 157th St. West on 157th St towards Gouwens Ln where a brief left and continue on 157th St pass the South Holland American Legion. Continue West toward South Park Ave. South on South Park Ave pass Veterans Park to 161st St. Turn west on 161st St to Wausau Ave to head south pass SHFD St 1 to 163rd St. Head East to South Park to turn southbound pass Thornwood High School. Continue south into Thornton on Chicago Rd, curving around onto Eleanor St to Hunter St. South on Hunter St pass the Thornton FD

10/02/2021

Welcome October....Did you hit the test button on your smoke alarms this morning? If you answered no, make sure to test all alarms today and check expiration dates on those alarms. If you find a broken or expired alarm, don’t wait, replace the alarm today! #FireSafety #SmokeAlarmsSaveLives

10/01/2021
www.nfpa.org

October is Fire Prevention Month! This years theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” The goal is to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

Below is a Fire Safety Tip Sheet designed to aid in accomplishing steps with this year's theme.

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Safety-tip-sheets/2021/FPW21ThemeSafetyTipSheet.ashx

09/20/2021

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the pancake breakfast yesterday.
We also thank our many generous sponsors, without whom this event would not be nearly as successful:
10-8 Technology
ASC Industries
Air One Equipment
American Legion Post #1139
Animal Wellness Center of Monee
Balagio Ristorante
Balhan Auto Care
Boz's Hot Dogs Hazel Crest
Bruno's Tuckpointing
Bud's Ambulance
Cleaning Specialist, Inc.
Deluxe Trailer Sales
Electrical Systems, Inc
Homewood Auto Body
Homewood Dairy Queen
Homewood Disposal
M&O Insulation
Meany Electric
Oasis Beef Hut
R&R Maintenance
South Suburban Council
The Saucy Crab
Thornton Township
Top Gun Auto Repair
Transport Finishes
Tri-County Board-Up
Walt's Food Stores
Where It All Begins Day Care

Today we reflect on the attacks on our country this day. 20 years later we remember and we reflect on what happened that...
09/11/2021

Today we reflect on the attacks on our country this day. 20 years later we remember and we reflect on what happened that fateful day. Where we were. What we were doing. All that had happened. Little did we know how the events of this day would impact our future.

Here at the EHCFD, we especially remember the 343 firefighters that gave the ultimate sacrifice. The effort they gave climbing multiple flights of stairs trying to lead people out, rescue those trapped, and get to the fire floors to try and do what they do best. Imagine the uncertainty they felt working an incident so large in scale with many variables to consider. The emotions and feelings we all felt in that moment they had to put into check because they had a job to do. Little did they know the magnitude of what job laid ahead of them, especially after the collapse.

Today we lower the flag to half staff. We reflect. We take a moment of silence. Outside the department we have placed turn out gear in memoriam of those 343 firefighters. Their sacrifice was not in vain. Improvements have been made in how we respond to calls and handle large scale incidents. Various organizations have been formed to assists those affected by major disasters. 9/11 may have been a day, but it has forever affected the years to come. May God bless America, the home of the free and the brave.

Address

17223 Throop St
East Hazel Crest, IL
60429

General information

Those interested in joining the department may pick up an application at the Fire House during business hours. Requirements for membership include: 1. Live within three (3) Miles of the Village of East Hazel Crest Limits 2. Be between the ages of 18-45 for Firefighter Status or 16-17 for Cadet Status 3. Participation in Department Projects 4. Participation in 20% of Calls and a Minimum Attendance of 2 Trainings a Month 5. Attendance to all Regular and Special Meetings of the Department 6. Receive CPR Certification within a year of hire and Firefighter Basic Certification within two-years of hire 7. Allow a background check to be conducted by the East Hazel Crest Police Department prior to acceptance onto the department including, but not limited to, finger printing 8. Undergo a 6 – Month Probationary Period 9. Have the ability to work under stressful situations 10. Have no major physical defects

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(708) 798-3902

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The department is in charge of protecting just under 1 square miles of land. The area consists of roughly 2 miles of Expressway, different industrial and commercial businesses, medical facilities, several apartment complexes, and over 17 blocks of land that over 1,570 residents call home. The department has a 31 personnel roster and every member is Paid On Call (POC) which the exception of a single full time lieutenant who mans the station during the weekdays. Shifts are carried out by POC personnel to protect & man the station during peak times. The department has 3 engines, 1 rescue squad, and 1 command/utility vehicle.

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Out with the Village of East Hazel Crest Fire Department at their trick or treat! 🎃👻🤖💀🤡🧙 They had an amazing costume contest for all ages. Special thanks to our first responders for working in the community. #goDonnago🎃
Is the Fire Dept. having their annual Halloween party this year?
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The Annual East Hazel Crest Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, is one event many of our residents miss due to the Covid-19! Lieutenant William J Mills and I flipping pancakes. 2016 and 2018 photos. Trustee Maureen Moe Forté
When is the Halloween party?