Fire Education

Exit Drills in the Home - E.D.I.T.H.
Do you remember having fire drills in school?  Your family should also have fire drills at home.  Everyone should work together to plan two ways out of every room, and pick a family meeting place outside.  It's important to have a family meeting place so you can all be together and know that each other is safe.

Get Low and Go
That means get out of a burning building right away and stay low to the ground (crawl) as you are leaving! Smoke will rise towards the ceiling, you need to crawl to stay low out of the smoke.

Stop, Drop and Roll
That's what you do if your clothes catch on fire! Stop right where you are (never run), drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll over and over to put the fire out.

Further Education

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Smoke Detectors save Lives
It's true!  Every home should have at least one smoke detector on every level, and if you sleep with your bedroom doors closed, then you should have a smoke detector inside the bedroom too!  A smoke detector will sound while a fire is still small giving you a warning to get outside before the fire grows too big for you to get out.  Please call Fire Prevention Officer Dave Godek with questions Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 630-286-5434.

Is Your Home Safe?
Smoke Detectors
  • Don't place them near air vents
  • Place smoke detectors near bedrooms, and on every floor.
  • Test the batteries weekly
Electrical Wiring
  • Don't overload outlets.
  • Don't run cords under rugs.
  • Replace worn cords.
Electric Space Heaters
  • Do not dry your clothes, gloves, or other items on the heater.
  • Don't use an extension cord on space heaters.
  • Keep heaters a safe distance from furniture and curtains.
  • Unplug heaters when you are not using them.
Home Fire Escape Plan
  • Know when to call 911.
  • Make sure your family has an escape plan.
  • Never go back into a burning building.
  • Practice the escape plan every six months.