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.
2023 Open House
This year's open house will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event offers entertainment for all ages. Shake hands with Sparky and learn how to be fire safe. Kids can tackle the Kids Firefighter Challenge and learn how to stop, drop and roll. Both kids and adults can try on fire gear and climb aboard a real fire truck. Learn to use a fire extinguisher with our fire extinguisher simulator. View live demonstrations of the tools we use on everyday emergency calls. The police department will also be here demonstrating their vehicle roll-over simulator. There are free giveaways for those in attendance. We will be serving free refreshments, including hotdogs, popcorn, juice and coffee. Please join us for this FREE fun-filled day!
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. Please call Tim Cicero at 630-668-4836 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
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. Please call Tim Cicero at 630-668-4836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Group CPR Classes
Local businesses or groups can arrange for on-site CPR training for a small fee. Please contact us for pricing and availability. Please call Mike Fairfield at 630-668-4836 or email email@example.com to make arrangements.
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.
2022 Area CPR Classes
Fire Extinguisher Training
Local businesses or groups can arrange for on-site fire extinguisher training for a small fee. Please contact us for pricing and availability. Please call Tim Cicero at 630-668-4836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
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.