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Village of Park Forest - Fire News

Posted on: June 11, 2018

Structure Fire on Grant Street Provides a Reminder to Have a Plan to Survive

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  On Sunday evening the Park Forest Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Grant Street. On duty crews were already committed to responses on double ambulance calls when the fire occurred. The shift lieutenant, who was the only member left in the station when the call came in, responded with an engine and auto aid assistance from Matteson, Richton Park and South Chicago Heights.

  Upon arrival emergency crews found heavy fire on the lower floor extending up the exterior of the home from the window to the roof. Rescue is always our top priority; however, chances of surviving are greatly reduced when fire conditions are this intense.  Thankfully, the residents reported everyone had safely exited the home and responding firefighters were then able to focus on extinguishment of the fire.

  Surviving a fire depends on your ability to know what to do if a fire strikes your home. Families need to have a plan in order to survive. Take time to talk about an escape plan so all family members understand their two ways out and where the meeting place is outside. Early recognition of a fire is a top priority. Residents need to assure their smoke alarms are working properly. Test your alarm today and if your smoke alarm is outdated replace it with a new 10-year, long life battery alarm.

For more information on smoke alarms please follow the link below.

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