Bridgeview Fire Department

For all emergencies, call:  911 -  Fire Department non-emergency:  (708) 924-8250  -  Ambulance billing:  (708) 478-5694
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The Bridgeview Fire Department has proudly served the community for the last sixty years. What started as a volunteer department has evolved into a professional full-time force of thirty-three members providing fire protection, emergency medical service, and disaster management 24 hours a day 365 days a year. In 2009, this department had 3,669 emergency calls.

If you have any questions, please call us at our non-emergency number (708) 924-8250 or visit us at Station One (located at 7500 S. Oketo) or Station Two (located at 7350 W.100th Pl.)

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Teaching Fire Safety

The Bridgeview Fire Department is intent on spreading the word about fire safety and prevention. We visit our local schools, and are happy to host station tours and attend special events (except in emergencies of course). To schedule a class, station tour or special event, contact the Bridgeview Fire Department at (708) 924-8250.

Carbon Monoxide

Commonly referred to as CO, carbon monoxide is the colorless and odorless byproduct of incomplete combustion. Homes with fossil fuel burning appliances are at risk of CO poisoning. Examples of these types of appliances include, but not limited to: gas stoves, propane fireplace inserts, gas fueled water heaters or oil furnaces. Because you can’t see it, taste it or smell it, the symptoms of CO poisoning are easily mistaken for flu-like symptoms. All buildings in Bridgeview with fuel burning appliances should install a carbon monoxide detector.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms prevent residential fire fatalities by providing an early warning signal that allows people to escape. They reduce the risk of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. The Bridgeview Fire Department advises all families to install a smoke alarm on every floor in their homes. Be sure to check the batteries every month and change the batteries with every time change (at least twice a year).

Fire Escape Plans

In the event of a fire, time is the biggest enemy and every second counts. In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. Escape plans can help get you out of your home quickly. It is important that every family practice Exit Drill In The Home (E.D.I.T.H.).

  • Create and practice your escape plan
  • If your home catches on fire – Stay Low! Get Out! And Stay Out!
  • If your clothes catch fire – Stop! Drop! And Roll! Until the flames are put out.
  • Never open doors that are hot to the touch, use another way out.
  • Replace smoke alarms that are older than 10 years.
  • Test alarms monthly by pushing the test button for 3-5 seconds.

Tips on Home Fire Escape Planning

  • Draw a floor plan of your home using a home escape plan template
  • Show 2 ways out of every room, including windows.
  • To escape from upper story windows, buy an Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) approved collapsible ladder.
  • Practice escaping from every room in the home. Make sure everyone understands the escape plan.
  • Make sure that windows and screens can be easily opened.
  • Provide alternatives for anyone with a disability.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters.
  • Agree on a meeting place, where everyone will gather after you have escaped.
  • Remember, Get Out First, then call for help.
  • Practice your plan at least twice a year, making sure that everyone is involved.

If you live in apartment building

  • Learn and practice your building’s evacuation plan.
  • Know a primary and secondary exit.
  • If you hear a fire alarm, leave immediately.
  • Use the stairs, never use the elevator in a fire!
 
 
 
 
 
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7500 S. Oketo Avenue. Bridgeview, IL 60455 TEL: (708) 594-2525
 
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