Illinois Premise Alert Program

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In 2009, Illinois passed the Illinois Premise Alert Program. Public safety agencies (Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services) are required to publicize this program and accept notifications from special needs individuals, their families, or caregivers. Agencies are then required to be able to identify and be aware of these situations when responding to calls or […]

History of Fire Prevention Week

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Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. According […]

Carbon Monoxide “Silent Killer”


Carbon monoxide gas (CO2) is odorless, colorless and tasteless, and an undiscovered carbon monoxide leak can be a stealthy killer. The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can easily be mistaken for a headache, a bout of flu or a seasonal cold, but can quickly lead to death in some cases. Without proper detection measures […]