Oak Park Fire Department

Oak Park Fire Department The Oak Park Fire Department provides emergency services including fire suppression, basic and advanced life support, hazardous materials mitigation and special rescues.

Non-emergency activities include alarm registration, child auto seats inspections, public education and CPR/AED classes, station tours, pre-fire planning, as well as annual fire inspections of every commercial and public building in the Village. Members of the community are welcome to comment and share feedback on the Fire Department’s page. Once posted, the Fire Department reserves the r

Non-emergency activities include alarm registration, child auto seats inspections, public education and CPR/AED classes, station tours, pre-fire planning, as well as annual fire inspections of every commercial and public building in the Village. Members of the community are welcome to comment and share feedback on the Fire Department’s page. Once posted, the Fire Department reserves the r

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Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month. Replace them if they fail to respond when tested. Alarms only la...
10/06/2021

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month. Replace them if they fail to respond when tested. Alarms only last about 10 years and will need to be replaced. Check your alarms today, in honor of #FirePreventionWeek. www.fpw.org

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every month. Replace them if they fail to respond when tested. Alarms only last about 10 years and will need to be replaced. Check your alarms today, in honor of #FirePreventionWeek. www.fpw.org

10/04/2021
Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms each have different alerts, but do you know what to do when you hear them? This week is #FirePreventionWeek and this year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety. In this latest video from VOP-TV, Oak Park Fire Marshal Mark Thompson explains the best course of action to take when an alarm sounds in your home.

We won’t be hosting our annual October open house this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we will miss seeing y...
10/01/2021

We won’t be hosting our annual October open house this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we will miss seeing you, especially our younger visitors, we plan to continue to share fire safety and health information here on Facebook. Fire Prevention Week is next week (October 3-9). This national campaign was started in 1922 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Do you know why this national campaign is held each year in October? Fire Prevention Week is always observed during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871. That same date also marked the most devastating fire in US history in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. For more information about the national campaign, visit https://bit.ly/3EZs3s5

We won’t be hosting our annual October open house this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we will miss seeing you, especially our younger visitors, we plan to continue to share fire safety and health information here on Facebook. Fire Prevention Week is next week (October 3-9). This national campaign was started in 1922 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Do you know why this national campaign is held each year in October? Fire Prevention Week is always observed during the week of October 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871. That same date also marked the most devastating fire in US history in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. For more information about the national campaign, visit https://bit.ly/3EZs3s5

Oak Parkers with disabilities are encouraged to reference the Disability Access Commission's resource guide to programs ...
09/29/2021

Oak Parkers with disabilities are encouraged to reference the Disability Access Commission's resource guide to programs and services available to residents with disabilities. The guide includes information about safety services such as the special needs registry that ensures first responders are aware of special needs that should be considered in an emergency situation when dispatched via a 911 call. The guide is available at www.oak-park.us/disabilityresources.

Oak Parkers with disabilities are encouraged to reference the Disability Access Commission's resource guide to programs and services available to residents with disabilities. The guide includes information about safety services such as the special needs registry that ensures first responders are aware of special needs that should be considered in an emergency situation when dispatched via a 911 call. The guide is available at www.oak-park.us/disabilityresources.

As the popularity of electric vehicles grows, more and more residents are adding charging stations to their homes. There...
09/27/2021
Electric vehicle home charging: tips for your community

As the popularity of electric vehicles grows, more and more residents are adding charging stations to their homes. There are important safety considerations to keep in mind when adding a charging unit. Visit the U.S. Fire Administration’s website for information to lower your risk before installing an electric vehicle home charging device.

Help keep residents in your community safe from fire and electric shock hazards related to charging electric vehicles by sharing these safety tips.

The Oak Park Department of Public Health is seeking community feedback as it prepares to develop its new strategic plan....
09/24/2021

The Oak Park Department of Public Health is seeking community feedback as it prepares to develop its new strategic plan. As a state-certified health department, the Oak Park Health Department must complete a community health assessment and strategic plan (IPLAN) every five years. Oak Park residents and other community stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the proposed scope of the plan, including whether any topics should be added or removed. Comments can be provided either online at www.oak-park.us/iplanfeedback or by email to [email protected].

The Oak Park Department of Public Health is seeking community feedback as it prepares to develop its new strategic plan. As a state-certified health department, the Oak Park Health Department must complete a community health assessment and strategic plan (IPLAN) every five years. Oak Park residents and other community stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the proposed scope of the plan, including whether any topics should be added or removed. Comments can be provided either online at www.oak-park.us/iplanfeedback or by email to [email protected].

As the flu season approaches, local public health officials are reminding residents that shots are recommended for every...
09/22/2021

As the flu season approaches, local public health officials are reminding residents that shots are recommended for everyone older than six months. Flu vaccine is offered at numerous commercial pharmacies, grocery stores and other retail sites in the Oak Park area. Most of these sites accept private insurances and Medicare Part B to help cover the cost of the flu shot. Many sites will vaccinate children as young as 18 months. Residents also can email [email protected] or call 708.358.5480 with questions about access to an affordable flu shot.

As the flu season approaches, local public health officials are reminding residents that shots are recommended for everyone older than six months. Flu vaccine is offered at numerous commercial pharmacies, grocery stores and other retail sites in the Oak Park area. Most of these sites accept private insurances and Medicare Part B to help cover the cost of the flu shot. Many sites will vaccinate children as young as 18 months. Residents also can email [email protected] or call 708.358.5480 with questions about access to an affordable flu shot.

Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can kill you. It is found in fumes any time you...
09/20/2021

Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can kill you. It is found in fumes any time you burn fuel in vehicles, small engines, stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges or boilers/furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning sound a lot like the flu: headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach/vomiting, chest pain and confusion. People who are sleeping or have been drinking can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms.
CO detectors are absolutely critical to have in your home. Review this safety sheet, available on our website, at www.oak-park.us/carbonmonoxidesafety. If you have a detector that is going off in your home, leave the premises and call 911. Please let the dispatcher know if you are feeling ill.

Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that can kill you. It is found in fumes any time you burn fuel in vehicles, small engines, stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges or boilers/furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning sound a lot like the flu: headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach/vomiting, chest pain and confusion. People who are sleeping or have been drinking can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms.
CO detectors are absolutely critical to have in your home. Review this safety sheet, available on our website, at www.oak-park.us/carbonmonoxidesafety. If you have a detector that is going off in your home, leave the premises and call 911. Please let the dispatcher know if you are feeling ill.

We were happy to join the Oak Park Police Department in taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride as it ma...
09/16/2021

We were happy to join the Oak Park Police Department in taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride as it made its way through Oak Park this morning. Truck 631 was stationed at Chicago and Oak Park avenues as the ride moved through Oak Park and neighboring communities. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that assists and honors wounded service members. The Soldier Ride is a three-day event that covers 68 miles in the Chicagoland area and aims to strengthen and empower wounded veterans and service members. More information is available at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

09/15/2021
Clear Address Helps in an Emergency

A reminder that keeping your address visible will help us get to you as quickly as possible in an emergency. Firefighter/Paramedic Randall Antos has more information in this public service announcement from VOP-TV.

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We are sharing these resources from NAMI to raise awareness on this oft...
09/13/2021

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We are sharing these resources from NAMI to raise awareness on this often stigmatized topic:
•If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
•If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Su***de Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
•If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
More information can be found at https://bit.ly/2Fdk5Sl

September is Su***de Prevention Awareness Month. We are sharing these resources from NAMI to raise awareness on this often stigmatized topic:
•If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
•If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Su***de Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
•If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.
More information can be found at https://bit.ly/2Fdk5Sl

Today, we honor and remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001.
09/11/2021

Today, we honor and remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001.

Today, we honor and remember those who were lost on September 11, 2001.

Anyone who receives a call from the Oak Park Public Health Department or any certified health department may have tested...
09/08/2021

Anyone who receives a call from the Oak Park Public Health Department or any certified health department may have tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus. The importance of answering or returning the call can't be overemphasized, officials say, because you could be at risk of becoming ill or spreading the virus unknowingly. Contact tracing also helps health officials track breakthrough cases in the community. Calls from the Oak Park Health Department will most often come from a phone number with the prefix 708.358.###x. Officials will leave a voice message if they are unable to connect with you. Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website for more information about the importance of contact tracing and a wide range of data related to contact tracing and COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the state: www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/contact-tracing

Anyone who receives a call from the Oak Park Public Health Department or any certified health department may have tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus. The importance of answering or returning the call can't be overemphasized, officials say, because you could be at risk of becoming ill or spreading the virus unknowingly. Contact tracing also helps health officials track breakthrough cases in the community. Calls from the Oak Park Health Department will most often come from a phone number with the prefix 708.358.###x. Officials will leave a voice message if they are unable to connect with you. Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website for more information about the importance of contact tracing and a wide range of data related to contact tracing and COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the state: www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/contact-tracing

Hoarding poses significant safety risks for many reasons. Narrow passageways create challenges for paramedics attempting...
09/06/2021

Hoarding poses significant safety risks for many reasons. Narrow passageways create challenges for paramedics attempting to remove a patient from a home. Blocked exits prevent people from escaping a fire. Firefighters responding to a call are at risk due to blocked exits and falling objects. Those living adjacent to homes are at greater risk should a fire occur, due to excessive smoke and fire conditions. We have more information about reducing the risks on our website: www.oak-park.us/hoardingfire. If you are looking for resources to help someone with a hoarding problem, reach out to us at [email protected]

Hoarding poses significant safety risks for many reasons. Narrow passageways create challenges for paramedics attempting to remove a patient from a home. Blocked exits prevent people from escaping a fire. Firefighters responding to a call are at risk due to blocked exits and falling objects. Those living adjacent to homes are at greater risk should a fire occur, due to excessive smoke and fire conditions. We have more information about reducing the risks on our website: www.oak-park.us/hoardingfire. If you are looking for resources to help someone with a hoarding problem, reach out to us at [email protected]

09/03/2021

We know that smoke detectors can save lives. Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On levels without bedrooms, install alarms in the living room or near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations. And remember to check the alarms monthly to ensure they are working. Newer smoke detectors are now available with 10 year batteries, which cost a bit more, but eliminates the annual task of replacing batteries. More fire safety tips are available on our website at www.oak-park.us/fire

09/01/2021
Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Oak Park Fire Department offers free inspections by appointment to make sure child safety seats are properly installed in vehicles. As seen in this video made a few years ago for VOP-TV, inspectors need the vehicle owner's manual and car seat manufacturer's manual along with the seat to be inspected. Appointments are required, email [email protected] to schedule an inspection and please wear a mask during the appointment.

This morning we welcomed Michael Gigele and Cameron Russell to the Oak Park Fire Department. They were sworn in at Stati...
08/30/2021

This morning we welcomed Michael Gigele and Cameron Russell to the Oak Park Fire Department. They were sworn in at Station One, beginning their one-year probationary period as Firefighter/Paramedics. Welcome to the department!

Residents age 60 and over and persons with disabilities who may be victims of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation a...
08/27/2021

Residents age 60 and over and persons with disabilities who may be victims of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation are urged to file a report by calling the Oak Park Township at 708.383.8060 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reports also may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the Illinois Department on Aging at 866.800.1409. Anyone can report a case of abuse in good faith. Find more information on the Department of Aging website at https://bit.ly/2KJAsG9

Residents age 60 and over and persons with disabilities who may be victims of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation are urged to file a report by calling the Oak Park Township at 708.383.8060 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reports also may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the Illinois Department on Aging at 866.800.1409. Anyone can report a case of abuse in good faith. Find more information on the Department of Aging website at https://bit.ly/2KJAsG9

This morning at Station One we celebrated the completion of two firefighters’ probationary periods. Firefighter/Paramedi...
08/25/2021

This morning at Station One we celebrated the completion of two firefighters’ probationary periods. Firefighter/Paramedics Daniel Hanley and Joshua McNabb were sworn in after completing their year-long probationary period. Congratulations!

Did you know that every member of the Oak Park Fire Department is cross trained as a firefighter and paramedic? The Depa...
08/23/2021

Did you know that every member of the Oak Park Fire Department is cross trained as a firefighter and paramedic? The Department maintains three shifts of more than 20 trained professionals around the clock. To learn more about the department, visit our website at www.oak-park.us/fire

Did you know that every member of the Oak Park Fire Department is cross trained as a firefighter and paramedic? The Department maintains three shifts of more than 20 trained professionals around the clock. To learn more about the department, visit our website at www.oak-park.us/fire

Do you have a student moving into a college dorm or off-campus apartment this month? College students living away from h...
08/20/2021

Do you have a student moving into a college dorm or off-campus apartment this month? College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Visit our website: www.oak-park.us/campusfiresafety for a handy safety tip sheet and review it with your student today.

Do you have a student moving into a college dorm or off-campus apartment this month? College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Visit our website: www.oak-park.us/campusfiresafety for a handy safety tip sheet and review it with your student today.

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Many, many thanks to the Firefighters who team-lifted my 100lb cardiac alert dog Arthur Fonzarelli (Fonzie) out of the elevator when we got stuck between floors. Can't thank you enough for being so gentle and patient, and for showing my nervous pup some love. Sorry if we two girls broke your back climbing out! We and Fonz are very happy to be new OP residents - You are all TOP NOTCH! Stay safe, love and light!
International Firefighters Day! Thanks so much for what you all do every day !
OPFD what is your advice on necessary home tools in case of fire emergency? I have 5 smoke/CO detectors and change batteries 2 X's per year and test (they don't last nearly 10 years) but what about fire blankets and/or extinguishers or other things? overkill and unnecessary/helpful/hope to never use?