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Scheduled school fire drills
To assure the safety of our children and practice our response…
1st Aid, CPR, & Safety classes by request
Scheduling is done by request. Anyone needing a CPR class can contact us. We like to have at least four people per class and no more than eight. If it is an individual who requests a class we will advertise for more interested people. We are affiliated with the American Heart Association. We strongly urge new parents in the township to call and schedule a CPR class with us! We also do a first aid class to scout groups, businesses, or school groups on request.
10 Tips for safe babysitting (Click for More Info)
KNOX BOX Rapid Entry System
This is a box that is located outside of commercial or residential buildings that contains a key to the building. It allows the fire department to enter the building when an alarm is received there. It is very beneficial to the elderly or physically disabled. There is a box on all our equipment that is tied in to our dispatcher. When we arrive on the scene, we call our dispatcher and request them to activate the Knox box at the given address. The times are recorded when we enter the building and when we leave and lock the building back up.
Address marker program (Click for More Info)
Station tours by request
Station tours are done by request for school groups, home schooled children, day care centers, neighborhoods, or individuals who are in Newport Township.
Community event/block party appearances by request
We will go to block parties or events in the community. We show off the equipment, and give the public the opportunity to talk to our firefighters and ask questions. We are in service at these events, and sometimes required to respond to calls from them. We also hand out goodies when we are finished.
Smoke detector information
National standards recommend that smoke detector batteries be replaced twice a year, and smoke detectors be replaced every 10 years. Illinois law requires smoke detectors on each floor and within 15' of every sleeping area.
Carbon Monoxide detector information
Illinois law requires a carbon monoxide detector in each residential structure. Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed where they will alert the occupants, instead of near possible sources. Carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every 5 years.
Every summer we schedule some special drills in the neighborhoods, designed for the public. These drills are to show the public how we address some of the issues unique to our township. For instance, we have no municipal water and subsequently utilize dry hydrants and portable tanks. We also refresh the public on proper use of fire extinguishers and the importance of working smoke detectors in the home.