Customer-Centric Strategic Plan
In April 2015, we completed our first Customer-Centric Strategic Plan. This plan was developed through the valued cooperation of community residents, area administrators, fire officers, firefighters and staff members. This plan will provide a framework to expand the continued delivery of excellent fire, emergency medical, rescue and fire prevention services to our community. On behalf of the Lemont Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, I would like to thank those individuals who dedicated their time and energy to assist in creating our plan. This document is a dynamic tool that will be updated as projects are completed and performance benchmarks are achieved. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our Vision for Excellence.
Congratulations Lieutenant Spivak
Dave Spivak was officially promoted from Firefighter to Lieutenant at the Board of Trustee meeting on July 16th, 2015. His new assignment brings him to Red Shift at Station Two.
Hired in 1997, Lt. Spivak has been a dedicated member of the district for the past 18 years and also serves as the current union president of the Lemont Professional Firefighters local 3966. Congratulations Lieutenant Spivak.
Summer can be the best time of the year, with long, warm days and mild nights. School has ended for a few months, and the family has the chance to spend time together. Keep your family safe this season by watching out for these summer safety hazards.
Outdoor Safety for Children
Children and the outdoors go hand in hand, especially during the summer. Prevent tragedies and ensure the wellness of your little ones with a few summer safety tips.
- Don’t leave bicycles or other play equipment laying around in the yard.
- Be mindful of curfews as the daylight gets longer. “You can stay out until sunset” gets later as each day passes. Set concrete times for children to be home.
- If your child is playing near water, such as a play pool, never turn your back. It takes very little time for a child to drown, even when the body of water is very shallow.
- Teach them first aid, and what to do in case of problems in different scenarios. This will not only help them if they’re in trouble but also those around them as children are quite observant and might notice that something’s wrong with someone before others realize it.
Outdoor Fire Safety
Summertime means barbecues and little campfires perfect for roasting marshmallows. Any fire requires care, so it will stay where it belongs and not accidentally spread to nearby structures. These hints can give you some ideas for safe ways to barbecue.
- Have a fire extinguisher, and keep it nearby when you’re using your grill or outdoor stove. Understand how to operate the extinguisher so you’ll know what to do if an emergency strikes.
- Make yourself familiar with your grill’s operation. It’s important to know how to cut the fuel supply from the burners.
- Inspect your grill before you use it. Be sure the fuel lines aren’t obstructed, the burners are clean, and grease hasn’t built up on the racks.
- Leave someone in charge of the fire at all times. Don’t leave a grill burning unattended.
- Never use your grill inside, or in an enclosed space such as a garage.
- If you’re using a charcoal grill, take care when you light it. Apply lighting fluid only to unlit coals, and never to coals which have already been lit.
Safety at the Beach
Summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach! Catching some sun and playing in the waves is one of the best parts of the season. Here are some ways you can keep every trip to the beach as safe as possible for you and your kids.
- Clearly state all responsibilities while at the beach, so there aren’t misunderstandings. Designate which adults will keep an eye on the children while they’re in the water.
- Set up a buddy system for swimmers going out into the ocean or lake. If one buddy gets into trouble, the other can call for help.
- Check with lifeguards before anyone goes out into the water. Encourage children to swim where lifeguards can easily spot them.
- Wear a good, waterproof sunscreen, and reapply it frequently.
- Cover your head up with a light hat to keep the sun from it.
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Home Alone Summer Safety
With the kids out of school, you may need to leave them on their own for a few hours while you work or run errands. This bit of independence can be fun so long as your children know how to stay safe.
- Set rules for what a child can and can’t do while they’re home alone. If they aren’t allowed to cook on the stove, but can use the microwave oven, they should know the limits.
- Make a list of emergency numbers where your child can find it.
- Discuss and practice a fire evacuation plan.
- Tell your child when you’d like him or her to check in with you by phone.
- Keep medicines, chemicals, and poisons locked out of a child’s reach.
- Teach your child safe behaviors for staying alone. Don’t let people inside, ask delivery people to leave packages on the step and don’t discuss being alone on social networks.
Summer Safety for Empty Homes
If you're going away on vacation, you may need to leave your house empty for a while. An empty house provides an attractive target for burglars and vandals. Prevent break-ins and other security violations with some simple tips for summer safety during vacations.
- Stand outside at night and look at what is visible from the street. If valuables such as a television or computer are in view, cover the windows with curtains or move the objects out of view.
- Trim shrubs and bushes near the house to prevent burglars from having a convenient place to hide.
- Pick up unread newspapers, old advertisements, and yard equipment. Suspend paper deliveries so burglars can’t tell you’ve been gone.
- Consider leaving a radio or TV on while you’re gone, so a burglar can’t tell if somebody is home.
- Post security system stickers or signs which warn about dogs. These tactics will present your home as an inconvenient target.
This summer, enjoy your holiday without stress or tragedy by taking a few easy precautions. Stay safe and have a great summer!
Pets are part of the family, too. Pleasant weather and days off mean more time to spend with your four-legged pals.
- Heat – This is especially hazardous to older dogs. If a dog is outside exercising with their owner, he or she can begin to vomit or have diarrhea. Dogs have even been known to collapse and die in extreme situations. Make sure your pet has access to fresh cool drinking water and remember to take breaks in the shade. Dogs with dark coats will begin to feel the heat much more quickly than dogs with light colored coats.
- Hot Cars - A parked car's temperature will rise approximately 40 degrees in an hour, even on a relatively cool day and most of a car's temperature increase is within the first 30 minutes. On a hot day the inside of a car can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few minutes and cracking windows does not stop the heat from increasing. Leave your dog home on hot days, or find alternate ways to run your errands.
- Toxic slug bait – Useful to protect gardens, not safe for pets. These "pet safe" garden protectors usually contain iron phosphate, but eaten in large doses can reach toxic levels in pets. Signs of intoxication include: vomiting, diarrhea, liver disease, and anemia.
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America's #1 Disaster Threat
Home fires kill more Americans than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined.
Home fires occur every 85 seconds and cause massive harm each day:
- 7 people die
- 36 people are injured
- $18 million in damage to homes
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Recall Summary
This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.
The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family
- Fire Suppression
- Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
- Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
- Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
- Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Services
The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.
Lemont Fire District Firefighter Eligibility List
The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) offers free, non-commercial information about the lifesaving benefits of installing fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. Learn more at www.HomeFireSprinkler.org Help children learn about fire safety and the basics of home fire sprinkler protection at www.SprinklerSmarts.org
Get A Smoke Detector
If you are a resident of the Lemont Fire Protection District we may able to supply you with a battery operated smoke detector or replacement battery at no cost.
This program has been made available thanks to funding provided by FEMA working together with the Lemont Fire District Board of Trustees.
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Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms... Learn more