Business and Group Programs

Fire Extinguisher Training

The Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training to the business community or any other interested group. The class includes a videotaped instructional program, brief lecture, handouts, and an opportunity to extinguish a live fire. The class is available upon request and is highly recommended for all adults. A nominal fee is charged for each class to cover the cost of the program. Please contact the Fire Department at (630) 377-4458 for more information.

Fire Drills

Assistance with planning, coordinating, and conducting a fire drill at your business is available by contacting the Fire Prevention Bureau at (630) 377-4458. Information will be provided on the best ways to provide for the safe exit of all employees, their reassembly in a remote location, conducting a head count, and orderly dismissal, if needed. Fire drills are highly recommended for all businesses, apartment buildings, and other places of assembly.

Hazardous Materials Response

Assistance with hazardous materials response issues is available by contacting the Fire Department, (630) 377-4458. During a site visit, general information will be provided regarding routine preparedness and the proper way to react to an incident within the first few moments. Joint training exercises are also available upon request and approval.

Severe Weather

Assistance with severe weather planning is available by contacting the Fire Department, (630) 377-4458. During a site visit, information will be provided on collection areas within the structure that may be utilized to shield employees during incidents of severe weather. Early warning systems and weather recognition procedures will also be discussed.

CPR

CPR classes are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Training Room at Century Station, 112 N. Riverside Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class fee is $25, non-refundable, for all participants. The fee includes a book, CPR pocket mask with case, and certification card. All registrations will be walk-in or phone only. Payment must be made at the time of registration, either by cash, check, or if by phone, electronic check. If the applicant cannot or does not attend, we will reschedule to the next available class. Any applicant younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There will be no minimum age requirement; however, they must be able to perform the skill set to obtain certification.

Because payment is required at the time of registration, there will be no deadline, except that it must be prior to 4:30 p.m. on the day of the class. To register, stop by the Fire Department Administrative offices at 112 N. Riverside Avenue Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or call 630-377-4458.