How Do I...?
Go To Search
RSSPrintEmailFacebook
Western Springs, Illinois
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1409
Ph: 708-246-1800
Fx: 708-246-0284
Public Education
Public Education Programs
Public Education is a key component of the Department of Fire and EMS. The first goal of the department is to prevent fires and injuries before they occur. The department’s programs are designed to educate children and adults alike in methods to prevent accidental fire and personal injury. Additionally, the public education programs strive to educate citizens in methods to deal with actual emergencies before the arrival of professional help.

Public Education programs and activities include:
  • "Learning to Live", a fire safety program for college campus living. View video demonstration of a dorm room fire-one with a sprinkler system and one without. 
  • Comprehensive fire safety training for children in Western Springs’ schools and preschools
  • Fire Prevention Week Open House in October
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training for citizens and first responders
  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Fire station tours for children and citizens
  • Summer block parties
  • In-station birthday party education sessions
  • Participation in Western Springs Safety Village
  • Active member of the Illinois Fire Marshall’s “Remembering When” program for Senior Citizens, which is committed to educating seniors on fall and fire prevention techniques and includes a component to provide smoke detectors to needy seniors

To schedule classes or fire station tours, or for additional information, please contact the department at (708) 246-1182.

Additonal Resources
Winter Fire Safety PSA
Portable Heater Safety PSA