Fire Prevention

Fire Safety in Winter Months


Keep Fire Safety in mind when heating your home in the winter months ahead. December January and February are the leading months for home heating fires. Overall, heating equipment is the second leading cause of US home fires and home fire deaths. View fire protection tips.

Safety Tips & Recalls


Please visit the following sites regarding product information, safety tips and recalls.

About the Fire Prevention Bureau


The Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB) is responsible for the enforcement of the Fire Prevention Maintenance Codes in the Village of Northbrook and in the Northbrook Rural Fire Protection District. The Bureau is responsible for providing public education and coordinating special events.

The Fire Prevention Bureau investigates all suspicious fires and fires with significant loss to determine the cause and origin. The leading cause of fire continues to be careless use of smoking materials, other open flame devices, and electrical malfunctions.

Fire Safety Inspections


Fire Inspectors conduct Fire Life Safety Inspections of all commercial and multi-family residential properties (approximately 3,600) to ensure compliance with fire prevention codes and practices. The Division continues to work with community businesses with fire pre-plan, building evacuation procedures, and fire extinguisher training.

Smoke Alarms


In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This alarm could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape. Information regarding types of smoke alarms can be found here.

Fire Awareness Education


Fire awareness public education continues to be a priority of the Division of Fire Prevention today. An average of 500 people each year, mostly children, have received vital information on fire safety including the use of the Stop, Drop, and Roll method of extinguishing clothing fires, mitigating fire and hot liquid burns, and home fire safety inspections. Staff continues to provide liaison and support functions for Earth Day, Northbrook Days, Safety Day, Fire Prevention Week and the 4th of July.