Village of Franklin Park
Fire Department

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Fire Chief William Brehm

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (847) 678-2444

10001 Addison Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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We use “firefighter” as a title for what we do in the Fire Department. What we should say is “every emergency response Department!” Our personnel is multi-talented and trained to respond to most any emergency from a fire, to an ambulance call, to a cat in a tree, to a hazardous materials spill, to a terrorist event, or just when someone doesn’t know what to do. Here is a list of what we may run into at any given tim e: Structure fires Fire alarm Ambulance request As sist our citizens, P olice Department or Public Works Department Car accident s including extrication, train or plane accident or assist at the airport Respond to the tollways and expressways Industrial accidents Hazardous materials spills or releases and carbon monoxide responses Technical rescues (high angle, slope rescue, flooding, confined space rescue, trench rescue, collapse rescue) Swiftwater rescue and w ater rescue Fire investigations Terrorism Disaster response Assisting neighboring towns

 

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Franklin Park Fire Department, are an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the lives and property of our community by providing the highest level service.
 
 

Spring Safety tips for outside hazards—machinery, insects, heat, and more

  1. Wear safety goggles, sturdy shoes, and long pants when using lawn mowers and other machinery.
  2. Protect your hearing when operating machinery. If you have to raise your voice to talk to someone who is an arm’s length away, the noise can be potentially harmful to your hearing.
  3. Make sure equipment is working properly.
  4. Wear gloves to protect from skin irritations, cuts, and contaminants.
  5. Use insect repellent containing DEET.
  6. Follow instructions and warning labels on chemical and lawn and garden equipment. (As a reminder, if workers will be using consumer chemical products in amounts and/or frequencies that exceed typical consumer use, employers must obtain a safety data sheet (SDS) for the product, ensure that it is properly labeled, and train workers in its hazards and safe work practices.)
  7. Reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer by wearing long sleeves, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunshades. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
  8. Keep an eye on the thermometer and take precautions in the heat.
  9. When working in hot weather, drink plenty of liquids, but not those that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar, as they can cause you to lose body fluid.
  10. Pay attention to signs of heat-related illness, including high body temperature, headache, dizziness, rapid pulse, nausea, confusion, or unconsciousness.

And remember—if you hire a contractor for landscaping or other outdoor maintenance, it’s important to inquire about the company’s safety record and make sure they train and require employees to follow safe work practices. They may not be on your payroll, but if a contract worker is injured at your facility, OSHA can cite and fine not only the contractor, but the host employer as well.

 
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