John Palcu promoted from Firefighter to Lieutenant
John Palcu was officially promoted from Firefighter to Lieutenant at the Board of Trustee meeting on January 21st, 2016. His new assignment brings him to Gold Shift at station three. Hired in 2000, Lt. Palcu has been a dedicated member of the district for the past 15 years. Congratulations Lieutenant Palcu.
February is American Heart Month!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.
Learn to save a life, learn CPR. The Life you SAVE could be that of a loved one. The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease and get on track to better heart health here!
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
Do you know the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?
What is cardiac arrest?
When cardiac arrest strikes, the heart stops. Completely! This is due to an electrical malfunction in the heart that results in an irregular heart beat and the heart being unable to pump blood to the rest of the body. Symptoms of cardiac arrest come on very suddenly. A victim of cardiac arrest will immediately become unresponsive, and without treatment, death can occur within minutes.
What can to you do to help?
- Call 911
- Perform high-quality CPR, pushing hard and fast on the chest to help move blood through the heart into the rest of the body.
- Use an automated external defibrillator (AED), if it's available, and administer a shock if necessary.
What is a heart attack?
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is impeded due to a blocked artery. Symptoms of a heart attack can vary, sometimes coming on suddenly and sometimes starting slowly and persisting for hours, days, or weeks. They can include pain or discomfort in the chest, back, or jaw; shortness of breath; cold sweats; and/or nausea and vomiting. Unlike with cardiac arrest, the heart does not usually stop beating. If the artery is not unblocked quickly, the section of the heart not receiving oxygen-rich blood because of the blockage begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage can be.
What can to you do to help?
- Call 911
My Medical Information
The Lemont Fire Protection District is pleased to provide FREE My Medical Information kits to the senior citizens, those with special needs, and others within the District that may need them.
The kits consist of a red plastic pouch with a magnetic back and are intended to be attached to an individual's refrigerator. Inside the pouch is a cardboard pamphlet that an individual can use to write down his or her personal information, emergency contacts, medications, allergies, medical conditions, and advanced directives. Paramedics can then use this vital information when providing emergency care.
To obtain your FREE My Medical Information kit, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (630) 257-0191 or email@example.com. Provide your name and mailing address, and a kit can be mailed to you. You may also stop by Station One, located at 15900 New Ave, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 to pick one up.
Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling in Lemont
New recycling drop off at the Sagawau Learning Center at the forest preserve in the north east corner of the intersection of Archer Ave & Main St.
It is nearby and they take almost anything. If the door is closed, just lift open and put your recyclables inside!
Click here to find more details.
Lemont Fire District Customer Service Surveys
The Lemont Fire Protection District takes great pride in the service we provide to the community and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our performance. To assist us, we ask that you evaluate our level of performance by completing a short survey for the particular service you received.
- Fire Prevention & Inspection Services
- Public Education Services
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Suppression & Rescue Services
Request A Tour
To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Joyce at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Press Release - December 8, 2015
Illinois American Water Distributes Grant for Tactical Command Board to Lemont Fire Protection District
- Press Release - October 23, 2015
Lemont Fire Chief Receives Statewide Honors
- Press Release - July 21, 2015
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Aids Fire District to Expand Fleet
- Press Release - July 21, 2015
Lemont EMS Milestone and Outstanding Call Awards
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.
- Safety Tips: Smoke alarms for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Facts: Smoke alarms for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Thanksgiving Day - Facts & Tips
Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email us at email@example.com 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
Fires in the US
- In 2013, there were 1,240,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,240 civilian deaths, 15,925 civilian injuries, and $11.5 billion in property damage.
- 487,500 were structure fires, causing 2,855 civilian deaths, 14,075 civilian injuries, and $9.5 billion in property damage.
- 188,000 were vehicle fires, causing 320 civilian fire deaths, 1050 civilian fire injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage.
- 564,500 were outside and other fires, causing 65 civilian fire deaths, 800 civilian fire injuries, and $607 million in property damage.
- The 2013 US fire loss clock a fire department respond to a fire every 25 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 65 seconds.
- One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds. One civilian fire injury was reported every 33 MINUTES. One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 42 minutes. One outside fire was reported every 56 seconds. One vehicle fire was reported every 167 seconds. NFPA Statistics