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State of Illinois Coronavirus Response Site
The Governor's Budget address will be given at 12pm today. View using these links:
Monday Noon May 6th the Office of the State Fire Marshal will be conducting maintenance on Application Services.
There may be intermittent disruption of service during this window of time.
Please plan and schedule your activities accordingly.
We expect full resumption of services on
Tuesday Noon May 7th
Thank you for your patience & understanding in the process.
Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez are pleased to announce an innovative funding opportunity specifically addressing Illinois fire departments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) will be available to assist approximately 80 impacted fire departments that operate in diverse communities throughout the state. Under this one time grant opportunity, eligible Illinois fire departments could receive up to $15,000 in order to make up for lost donation revenues stemming from their inability to host local fundraising events during the periods of quarantines occurring in 2020. These fundraising events include pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners, and pay for necessities like fuel for fire trucks, utilities, and insurance.
Click here to learn more and find out if your department/district is eligible to apply.
The Illinois Fire Service Institute has released the 2021 Minimum Firefighter Training Guide.
Fireﬁghters in the United States responded to 1,318,500 ﬁres in 2018, and that same year Illinois ﬁreﬁghters responded to nearly 1.3 million calls for service. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 58,250 ﬁreﬁghters were injured in 2018, and the US Fire Administration reported 82 ﬁreﬁghter deaths that same year.
The Office of the Illinois (OSFM) is excited to announce the launch of Vector Solutions, a time-saving, easy-to-use web-based tool to help every Illinois fire department and firefighter more quickly and easily record training hours.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) wants to remind all Illinoisans to practice safe grilling techniques this summer. More and more people entertain outdoors during the summer months, leading to the increase of fires caused by grills. July is the peak month for grilling fires.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), reports over 70% of U.S. households own at least one outdoor BBQ, grill or smoker. Gas grills contribute to a higher number of fires than charcoal grills. NFPA reports 64% of households own a gas grill. On average, 10,200 home fires are started by a grill each year. Each year 19,000 patients visit the Emergency room with injuries caused from grilling. Thermal burns are the most common injury with over 9,000 reported.
Click here to learn proper techniques and ways to stay safe while enjoying the summer grilling season.
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