Fire Safety

Fire alarm (Paul Cesarz/ CBS)

Glen Ellyn To Hold Meeting On Proposed Fire Alarm Requirement For Downtown Buildings

The village of Glen Ellyn holds an informational meeting Thursday night to talk about a proposed requirement for all the buildings in its downtown business district, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.



Red Cross Shares Top Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

On November 25, CBS Chicago and the Red Cross of Greater Chicago will hold the third annual CBS Chicago Cares Telethon. To donate, visit You can also donate by calling 855.350.2900 or texting REDCROSS to 90999 (Phone lines will be […]


Residents in unincorporated Calumet Township say  there aren't enough fire hydrants. (Credit: CBS)

Unincorporated Calumet Township Residents Upset Over Lack Of Fire Hydrants

Some Northwest Indiana residents say they live in no-man’s land and don’t feel they are protected if a fire was to break out.


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Red Cross Shares Fire Safety Tips With Englewood Residents

The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.


An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

City Officials Oppose Quinn Measure Requiring High-Rise Sprinklers

The Quinn administration is pushing for new statewide fire safety requirements that would cost Chicago’s high rise residents hundreds of millions of dollars.


Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red Cross Volunteers To Discuss Fire Safety In Roseland

The American Red Cross is making home visits in the Roseland neighborhood Friday and Saturday, talking to homeowners about fire prevention and providing them with smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.


Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Importance Of Smoke Detectors Emphasized As Fire Prevention Week Approaches

The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week – a great time to make sure your home is ready in case of emergency.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks Shows

While some suburbs have canceled or postponed their fireworks shows on July 3 or July 4 due to the hot and dry conditions, many suburbs are deciding to go on with the show, while taking extra precautions to avoid setting fires.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-Rises

The Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Lake Shore Drive Fire

City Urging High-Rise Owners To Make Fire Safety Upgrades Now

After a 32-year-old woman was killed in a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Lakeview, city officials have been trying to figure out how much progress other high rises are making toward installing updated fire safety systems.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Families Urged To Get Involved In Fire Safety

State fire officials are asking families to get involved in fire safety this National Fire Prevention Week.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

A Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Fire Rescue Officer Puts Out A Turkey Fryer Fire. (Broward County Sheriff Photo)

Retired Fire Chief Tells How He Started Turkey Fryer Fire

Fried turkey is delicious but home fryers need to be used with caution. Get turkey fryer safety tips.

WBBM Newsradio–11/23/2010