Community Risk Reduction

Car Seat Technicians -

We are pleased to offer a car seat check service to ensure that your child's car seat is properly installed. Our car seat technicians are available to inspect and evaluate the installation of your car seat. This service is available to all residents of Carpentersville and is free of charge. We understand that your child's safety is of the utmost importance, and we are committed to ensuring that your child is safe while traveling in a vehicle. 

Art Carrillo, acarrillo@cville.org

Ryan  Barnard, rbarnard@cville.org


Blood Pressure Checks -

Our fire department will be offering free blood pressure checks every Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Station 91, located at 213 Spring Street. This service is available to the community and aims to promote health and well-being. Monitoring blood pressure is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing potential health issues. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and visit Station 91 to have their blood pressure checked by our trained professionals.

Available every Friday from 8:00am - 12:00pm at Station 91 (213 Spring Street)


Practice Fire Safety in Your Home

  • Check your smoke detector weekly and replace the battery twice a year. Replace the smoke detector as specified by the manufacturer (usually every ten years).
  • Demonstrate how to stop, drop, and roll. And don't forget to cover your face while rolling.
  • Familiarize your family with the sound of the smoke detector.
  • Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your family and designate a meeting place outside.
  • Have your children tell you when they find matches and lighters.
  • Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector on every level of the home or in the sleeping area of the home.
  • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home.
  • Keep matches and lighters in a secured drawer or cabinet.
  • Show the children how to crawl on the floor below the smoke, get out of the house, and stay out in case of fire.
  • Show the children two ways to get out of each area of the house. If you have a second floor or basement, show them how to open the windows.
  • Supervise your young children very closely. Do not leave them alone even for short periods.
  • Take the mystery out of fire play and teach your children that fire is a tool and not a toy.
  • Teach your children not to hide from firefighters, to get out as quickly as possible, and to call 911 from another location away from the home.
  • Sparky.org (Public Education website for kids, schools, and the public) NFPA website 


NARCAN Information

The Village of Carpentersville is proud to announce our partnership with Kane County to address the increasing opioid overdose epidemic. As part of our efforts, we are providing information and safe methods of medication and sharps disposal to our residents. We are also committed to supporting our community in addressing this crisis.

Currently, all three Carpentersville Fire Stations have NARCAN available inside the public entrance vestibules of each fire station. These life-saving medications are stored in an unlocked glass cabinet for easy access in case of an emergency. Our partnership with Kane County will further enhance our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and provide necessary resources to our residents.

We encourage all residents to take advantage of the safe medication disposal methods available in our community. With the help of our partnership with Kane County, we can work together to prevent opioid overdoses and keep our community safe.

For more information, visit our informational guide here

 

Newborn Safe Haven

Carpentersville’s Fire Stations serve as "safe places" under the Illinois Safe Haven law, meaning Illinois parents can anonymously relinquish their newborn infant to the care and custody of a safe haven within 30 days of the baby's birth. The law was created to protect newborn babies from abandonment and provide immunity from prosecution for parents who relinquish their unharmed newborn to a safe haven. 

After a newborn infant is relinquished to a fire station or police station, the baby will be transported to the nearest hospital for a health exam and medical treatment, if needed, and will proceed through the adoption process. The process is completely anonymous.

For more information, see the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation or read the full Illinois Safe Haven law


Smoke Alarm Program

The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments so they can distribute to residents in need. The fire departments provide education and install smoke alarms in at-risk homes within their communities while recording data for reporting purposes.  The program was developed to educate Illinois residents on the dangers of fire in the home and how to prevent fires from occurring in the home, as well as to ensure there are working smoke alarms properly installed in homes. By providing 10-year concealed battery smoke alarms, it ensures that the power source cannot be removed from the unit and, if properly maintained, will last the life of the device.