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Additional Programs


The Park Ridge Fire Department has many programs available for the community. We are always ready to respond in an emergency situation and we believe that public education is the key to stopping most problems before they start. You can judge a Fire Department by how fast they put out a fire, but, better yet, we would like to be judged by how many fires never start.

Our programs touch upon all aspects of fire and life safety. Below you will find a list of our programs...





(Some of the programs below have been temporarly discontinued due to lack of funding.)

  • E.D.I.T.H. (exit drill in the home)
  • Stop drop and roll
  • Risk watch safety program
  • Great escape home fire drills
  • School fire drills
  • Fire safety house visits for 2nd graders
  • Hazard house training
  • Fire extinguisher training for 8th grade

For questions regarding the above programs, please contact: FF/PM Robert Sempoch 



  • Elder safety
  • Babysitting program (through the Park Ridge Public Library)
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Home fire safety visits
  • Scout merit badge counselors (Fire Safety, First Aid &Safety)
  • Juvenile fire setters intervention
  • Station tours

For questions regarding the above programs, please contact: Lt. Kevin Plach

For questions regarding block party visits, please contact: Brigid Madden 

We also may have speakers available for community events or meetings during daytime business hours. Topics on any fire, life, home or business safety issue can be covered. We may be able to attend your health or career fair. We can help your business formulate a fire escape plan. We can attend your fire drill and provide feedback on its execution.

Please contact Fire Marshal Kevin Plach at 847-318-5286 or email at: Lt. Kevin Plach  with any Public Education concerns.

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