Palos Fire Protection District

PFPD Firefighter News: Live Fire Training

Our PFPD Firefighters participated in Live Fire Training last November at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.

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Safety Tips


Important Safety tips from the NFPA:
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Important Safety tips from the NFPA:
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Thunderstorm Safety Tips

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A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flash flooding, and high winds can damage homes and blow down trees and utility poles, causing widespread power outages.​

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Tornado Safety Tips

Tornadoes are violent by nature. They are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornado intensities are classified on the Fujita Scale with ratings between F0 (weakest) to F5 (strongest). Although severe tornadoes are more common in the Plains States, tornadoes have been reported in every state.

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PFPD Electrical Safety Update:

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13010 S. 104th Avenue  Palos Park


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8815 W. 123rd Street  Palos Park