State Fire Marshal: Have An Escape PlanThe State Fire Marshal is urging Illinois residents to test smoke alarms and prepare a family emergency escape plan.
Glen Ellyn To Hold Meeting On Proposed Fire Alarm Requirement For Downtown BuildingsThe 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
Unincorporated Calumet Township Residents Upset Over Lack Of Fire HydrantsSome 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.
Red Cross Shares Fire Safety Tips With Englewood ResidentsThe 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.
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.
Red Cross Volunteers To Discuss Fire Safety In RoselandThe 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.
Importance Of Smoke Detectors Emphasized As Fire Prevention Week ApproachesThe second week in October is Fire Prevention Week – a great time to make sure your home is ready in case of emergency.
Hot, Dry Weather Has Officials Taking Extra Precautions For Fireworks ShowsWhile 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.
City Publishes Fire Safety Compliance Information For High-RisesThe Emanuel administration is making important safety information for high-rise buildings available online, after a woman died in a horrific fire last month.
City Urging High-Rise Owners To Make Fire Safety Upgrades NowAfter 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.
Families Urged To Get Involved In Fire SafetyState fire officials are asking families to get involved in fire safety this National Fire Prevention Week.