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Fire Safety Expo: May 16 @ Gurnee Mills

The annual Fire Safety Expo will take place at Gurnee Mills on Saturday, May 16th from 10 am – 3 pm in Parking Lot E (near Bass Pro Shops).

Learn all about fire education safety at this free event. Enjoy family-friendly activities, food and more. Visit for more details.

Emergency Blood Drive: Sat., Jan 24

9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Gurnee Fire Station #2 (6581 Dada Drive)

Walk in donations are welcome!  A Special Raffle will be held for all donors.

Blood supplies are low due to subzero temps and the holidays. Over 1,000 pints are needed daily in the Chicago area. Please help!

Learn more here.


September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare!

The time to prepare for an emergency situation is well before disaster strikes. The three most important steps to take to keep your family safe are to Be Informed, Make a Plan and Build an Emergency Kit.  For more information about Emergency Preparedness locally, visit Alert Lake County. To learn more about the National Preparedness Month campaign, and to find fun resources for getting kids involved, visit

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

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The Exchange Club of Gurnee is holding a “9-11 Remembrance Ceremony” on Sunday, September 7th.

The event will take place from 1-2:30 pm at the Viking Park Bandshell (4374 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee).

The event is free and open to the public.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Coalition for Healthy Communities are sponsoring “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, September 27th (10 am – 2 pm) with locations at the Freemont Township office in Mundelein and Volo Village Hall in Volo.

Accepted items are:

  • Expired Solid Prescription Drugs
  • Unwanted or Unused Prescription Drugs
  • Over the Counter Drugs
  • Controlled and Non-Controlled Substances

Not Accepted items are:

  • Liquid Products
  • Intravenous Solutions
  • Injectable Drugs
  • Syringes

The service is free and anonymous.

Click here for more details: Mundelein | Volo


Fire Safety Expo, Saturday May 17th

Join us on Saturday, May 17th for the Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills!

The event will take place from 10 am – 3 pm in Parking Lot E, near Value City Furniture.

This family event is FREE, complete with firetruck rides, a safety ID booth, goody bags for the kids, raffle and food.

Learn more here.

Spring Safety Tips

The air is warming, the snow is melting and the trees are budding. This means it’s time for spring cleaning, yard work, home repairs and new exercise regimens … all of which can present a variety of health and safety hazards. What can you do to minimize your risk?

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Update your Emergency Contact Info

Driver Resources: Emergency Contact Database

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office established the Emergency Contact Database in July 2009. The database allows Illinois driver’s license, instruction permit and ID cardholders to enter emergency contact information into a voluntary, secure database. In the event of a motor vehicle crash or other emergency situation when a person is unable to communicate directly, law enforcement may access the database to help them reach the person’s designated contacts.

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How Elected Officials Can Prepare for, Respond to Emergencies

There is a phrase among emergency managers, “It is not a matter of if but when disaster happens. Are you prepared?”

No one wakes up and says today there is going to be a disaster. In fact, disasters are unexpected; they overwhelm first responders; and lives, health and the environment are often endangered. At a very minimum, emergencies and disasters are disruptive and often occur at the most inopportune times. Therefore, we need to foster an attitude of both personal and community preparedness.

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Christmas Tree Fire Threats

Christmas tree fires are not common but they are likely to be serious.

On average, one of every 66 reported home structure Christmas tree fires resulted in a death compared to an average of one death per 144 total reported home structure fires.

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