Fire Prevention

News about the Fire Prevention Bureau

Keep the Wreath Red

For more than 20 years, the Gurnee Fire Department has participated in the (local/national) "Keep the Wreath Red" program during the holiday season. As you drive past the fire stations during this time, please take note of the large wreath that will be prominently displayed in front of the buildings.

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After the Fire

 

 To aid you, we have compiled the following information which may be helpful.

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Why Do Home Fires Happen?

 

Carelessness causes fires. People just don't pay attention to the little details of safety . Some are negligent and reckless with things that they know are dangerous.

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Where There's Smoke

Most fire victims succumb to smoke--not to fire. Carbon monoxide from a fire can render a person unconscious after only a short period of time.

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Stop, Drop, and Roll

If your clothing ever catches on fire, remember to:

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Practice Safe Smoking Habits

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that, each year, approximately 8,711 people require emergency room treatment for injuries due to burns associated with cigarettes, lighters, and lighter fluid.

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Deceptive Window Decals

The Gurnee Fire Rescue Department annually receives several calls from concerned citizens regarding the placement of decals on the windows of their children's bedrooms to alert firefighters to their location in the home in the event of a fire. While some other safety organizations in the United States and Canada sell these window decals, neither the Gurnee Fire Rescue Department, nor the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend their use for several reasons.

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Be Prepared

Why Do Fires Happen?

  • Carelessness causes fires. People just don't pay attention to the little details of safety .
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Arson Awareness

The Gurnee Fire Department would like to increase public awareness of arson. The following are a few facts about arson. 

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