The Zion Fire Rescue Department is currently offering public
education classes for
our citizens. We offer a variety of
education opportunities for both young and old. Each year
during Fire Prevention Week members
of the Zion Fire Rescue Department visit each school in our
area and present a Fire Safety talk to all school children.
During this visit we also distribute fire safety materials
for the students to take home and share with their families.
We also give instructions to the students on the procedures
for staying safe during a fire situation including the
- DROP - ROLL method in case their clothes catch on
We also encourage the students making sure that they
have smoke detectors in their homes, they change the batteries
regularly, and the practice EDITH (Exit
Drills In The Home).
The Zion Fire Rescue Department also offers
fire safety talks and information to our senior citizens
by visiting the local nursing homes, senior citizen high
rise and speaking at the Senior Citizen meetings held at
the local Park District. Fire safety talks on emergency evacuation
in a fire situation, maintenance of smoke
and use of fire extinguishers is