The department’s “Scotty’s Fire Safety Trailer” is available to visit schools and businesses to help the public understand the dangers of fire and severe weather using theatrical smoke and a custom sound system. This is the first trailer in the south suburbs available to teach severe storm safety. Please call the Fire Department for information on availability.
The thermal imaging cameras continue to be used with great success by the department. These cameras allow firefighters to rescue trapped civilians or firefighters by seeing through smoke. They also provide a view of hidden fire which may flare up without warning. The cameras have the ability to remotely send the view to a television screen for recording or viewing by the incident commander.
Our squad is equipped with the needed supplies to respond to Haz-Mat emergencies. This squad responds to incidents in our City as well as incidents in surrounding communities.