Fire Safety

Operation Save A Life Donates 4,000 Smoke Alarms to Protect IL Residents

Operation Save A Life kicked-off its annual fire safety initiative with the support of the Chicago Fire Department, ABC 7 News, Kidde, The Home Depot, and Camp I Am Me. The media event, which was held at Engine Company 13 in the heart of downtown, had representatives from each of the collaborating partners to highlight […]

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31,000 Smoke Alarms Distributed Since 2018!

“Be Alarmed!,” which began in 2018, is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between Camp I Am Me (CIAM) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in the state of Illinois.

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Harness the Power of Social Media to Promote Fire Safety and Burn Prevention

In the digital age, social media has emerged as a powerful tool for spreading awareness and promoting causes. When it comes to fire safety and burn prevention, leveraging social media platforms can have a significant impact on reaching a wider audience.

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Fire Safety Advocates Honored at Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

Camp I Am Me by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance honored several fire safety and prevention advocates at the 82nd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon on October 12th. The event, which took place in Woodridge, included award presentations to the Arlington Heights Fire Department, Niles Fire Department, Carm Welsh of the Beecher Fire Protection District, and Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt of the Chicago Fire Department.

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Camp I Am Me, OSFM, & Millikin University Join Forces with The Nick Project to Promote College Campus Fire Safety

The Project was initially presented verbally to educate the students of risks of fires and how to prevent them. Now years later and with the help of the Decatur community, Millikin University, Camp I Am Me, and the State Fire Marshals Office, this initiative is continuing to supply students with free fire safety equipment – including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and even escape ladders.

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Outdoor Fire & Burn Safety Reminders as Memorial Day Approaches

Be sure to keep your family and friends safe! The Memorial Day holiday brings with it the excitement of summer’s start and the many outdoor celebrations that happen during warmer weather. These events and activities can also present dangers related to fires, and residents are encouraged to review fire and burn prevention tips, provided by

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Camp I Am Me Welcomes Program Coordinator, Leslie Metcalf

In April, Camp I Am Me welcomed new staff member, Leslie Metcalf, to the organization. Leslie most recently spent the past eight years with the Chicago Wolves professional hockey team. While there Leslie collaborated with various groups, including nonprofits such as Camp I Am Me, in order to provide memorable game experiences. During the pandemic,

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Daylight Saving Time Reminder Carries New Fire Safety Message

Due to the updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law, residents encouraged to “Change your clock, and check or replace your alarms.” When residents change their clocks to spring ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST) this coming Sunday, March 12, Illinois’ updated Smoke Alarm Law will now influence how citizens have checked their safety alarms

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Niles FD Installs 1,000 Smoke Alarms Through Be Alarmed! Program

The IFSA and Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal recognizes and congratulates, the Niles Fire Department, for their outstanding contributions to fire safety education and the installation of 1,000 10-year battery smoke alarms, through active participation in the Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program.

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Updated IL Smoke Alarm Law Goes Into Effect January 1st

In 2017, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance worked with the General Assembly to pass a law which will require Illinois residents to replace their old smoke alarms with the type that has a long-term, 10-year sealed battery beginning January 1, 2023. This would apply to residents that are still using alarms with removable batteries or alarms that are not hardwired.

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