The village's fire prevention initiative asks residents to follow these tips to keep local homes safe this holiday season.
As many residents in the village put the finishing touches on their holiday decorations for the season, the Evergreen Park Fire Department, would like to remind them what they can do to have a fire free holiday. In conjunction with other fire departments across the state, the Evergreen Park Fire Department is participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red” fire safety campaign. The holiday wreath displayed at the fire station is decorated with a string of red light bulbs. In the event of a fire caused by holiday decorations, one red bulb will be replaced with a white bulb. The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association adopted the program in 1980 as a way to promote fire safety during the holiday season. "We are urging all residents to help 'Keep the …
Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus reminds residents how to prevent fires during this season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The village of Evergreen Park Fire Chief Ronald Kleinhaus reminds residents how to put a freeze on winter fires: As we move closer to winter and home fire deaths begin to increase, the Evergreen Park Fire Department joins the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in reminding everyone that fire safety and prevention are especially important in the coming months. Because home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season, USFA and NFPA are once again jointly sponsoring a special initiative - Put a Freeze on Winter Fires - to help raise public awareness about winter fires. "These fires are a painful reminder of what we see every year - the temperatures drop and fires increase," said…