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Fire Chief John Lewis

John Lewis,
Fire Chief

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City of Zion Fire Department


Zion Fire & Rescue Department Smoke Detector Program

The ZFRD smoke detector installation program began 1/1/14. This is funded by  a FEMA grant and is intended to ensure that all eligible occupancies within the city limits are protected by a working smoke/CO detector.

Installation appointments can be scheduled by calling (847) 746-4038 during business hours, or by email at smoke_detector@zion.il.us. We are scheduling appointments for Saturday mornings.

For more information about smoke detectors, please click here.

U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated annual average of 156,600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011, resulting in 400 civilian deaths, 5,080 civilian injuries and $853  million in direct damage. 

Two of every five home fires start in the kitchen.

Unattended cooking was a factor in 34% of reported home cooking fires.

Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with ignition of food or other cooking materials. 

Ranges accounted for the 58% of home cooking fire incidents. Ovens accounted for 16%.

Children under five face a higher risk of non-fire burns associated with cooking than being burned in a cooking fire.

Microwave ovens are one of the leading home products associated with scald burn injuries not related to fires. Nearly half (44%) of the microwave oven injuries seen at emergency rooms in 2011 were scald burns.

Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of home cooking fires, but these incidents accounted for 16% of the cooking fire deaths.

News From The Past - Zion's First Fire Station

Click Here to Read About Zion's First Fire Station (.pdf)

City of Zion ISO rating drops to 4 from 5!

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ISO's Public Protection Classification (PPCTM) Service gauges the capacity of the local fire department to respond if flames engulf a property in which your company has a financial stake... Read More







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