Fire Prevention Month - Open House
Join the Tinley Park Fire Department and 2012 IAS Nationally Accredited Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau for an Open House on Saturday, October 13th, Fire Station #1, 17355 S. 68th Court, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p;.m. Activities include seeing LIVE fire and what it can do in less than 2 minutes, learn how residential sprinklers and smoke alarms are effective in your home and children will have the opportunity to WIN a fire engine ride to school.
Fire Prevention Month
Promoting Safety Awareness
The Village of Tinley Park is committed to ensuring the safety of all its residents and visitors. For this reason, the Fire Department offers a variety of training and educational programs to help you be better equipped to handle an emergency. Check out the programs and safety tips below to make sure you and your family know how to handle any situation.
The Tinley Park Fire Department conducts a Babysitting Class each October for students who are 12 years of age or older. This Babysitting class is designed to prepare the child with the knowledge necessary to handle various types of emergency situations the child may run across while babysitting. These include what to do if a child is injured, what to do if there is a fire or if there is a need to call the police or 911 when necessary. Each student meets with the 911 dispatchers, a police officer, ambulance paramedics and fire department personnel. Each student receives a certification of completion too.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is held on the third Saturday of each month at the Fire Prevention offices located at 17355 S. 68th Court. Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and cost $35.00, which is payable in advance.
Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the class date. Upon completion, you will be certified in infant and adult CPR / automated external defibrillator (AED) through the American Heart Association
. Health care provider certification classes are also available upon request.
Remember When Program
“Remembering When” is a Fire and Fall Prevention program designed for older adults and developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The focus on this program is to reduce deaths and injuries from fires and burns among high-risk populations. Statistics show that falls are the leading cause of death and injuries for people over the age of 65. The “Remembering When” program delivers 16 key messages to the seniors who participate, 8 for Fire Prevention and 8 for Fall Safety. “Remembering When” has created a nostalgia theme that allows seniors to participate trivia quizzes and other activities, all the while receiving the key messages on Fire Prevention and Fall Safety.