Educating the public about fire prevention and safety is a critical goal for the Carol Stream Fire District. The Fire Prevention Bureau's Public Education (PubEd) Division offers multiple opportunities throughout the year.
2017 Open House
The District's annual Open House will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Station 28, 365 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream. Our new mascot, Fire Pup, will be handing out balloons and posing for pictures. Other activities featured will include the popular Firefighter Challenge, Dress Like a Firefighter, Flame Tamer, and the Sparky puppet show. This year's Touch a Truck will include a garbage truck from Flood Brothers, as well as the District's fire trucks and ambulances. In addition, the Carol Stream Police will be there with McGruff. Free refreshments, including hot dogs, popcorn, punch, hot chocolate and coffee, will be provided. Please join us. It's sure to be a great day for children and adults.
The District encourages all residents to consider signing up for Smart911. The free service provides first responders the critical information that they might need to respond to an emergency when you call 9-1-1. Citizens can enter information that they want to make available to 9-1-1 call takers through a secure website at www.Smart911.com. Smart 911 then delivers this information automatically with any 9-1-1 call placed within DuPage to the call taker's work station at the emergency communications center. Citizens can include children's photos, medical conditions, home addresses of mobile phone callers or other rescue-related information. Click here to register
Fire Prevention Month and School Visits
October is recognized as National Fire Prevention Month. During this month, firefighters visit schools to teach students about various aspects of fire safety. They discuss topics such as the dangers of fire, the importance of working smoke detectors, planning an escape route in case of a fire, as well a preventing fires.
Juvenile Fire Setters Program
The District, in conjunction with the Social Services Unit of the Carol Stream Police Department, participates in a nationwide program to provide intervention for juvenile fire setting behavior. For more information on this program, contact the Carol Stream Police Social Services Unit.
Residents can arrange for a fire engine or ambulance to visit a block party. Firefighters will make an appearance in a District vehicle to present information regarding the apparatus and District services and answer questions. Visits must be arranged at least 2 weeks in advance and are dependent on availability.
Free station tours are also for groups or individuals. Guided tours take you "behind the scenes" of the firefighters' living quarters, apparatus bay, training facilities and business office. Tours must be arranged in advance.
CPR and Fire Extinguisher Training
Local businesses or groups can arrange for on-site CPR or fire extinguisher training for a small fee. Please contact us for pricing and availability.
While the District does not offer CPR for individuals, we have provided a list of other local districts that offer these classes. Or you can click the Forms tab of our website for this list.
Car Seat Checks/Installations
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer car seat checks. Residents can contact the Carol Stream Police Department's non-emergency number at 630-668-2167 for this service.