Team Firestopper Program

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Team Firestopper is a disaster mitigation program aimed at reducing the impact of fire incidents in the most fire-affected communities by providing the education and tools and increasing the confidence for families to take action. The program is given at no cost and addresses the following topics in detail:

  • How to create a written emergency escape plan tailored to their home
  • How to use a fire extinguisher, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, surge suppressor, and window insulation film; and characteristics of each unit
  • Guidelines on identifying home hazards and easy, effective solutions
  • Team Firestopper Reach

    Team Firestopper specifically aims to serve residents in areas with high incidences of home and apartment fires. Along with these residents, Team Firestopper has targeted specific groups most at risk for home fires, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, older adults, and refugee/ESL communities. We are also committed to expanding this service to our military community and the youth and young adult community.

    Fire Safety Fairs in the Greater Chicago Region for 2014-2015.

    August 15th - Kankakee, IL

    September 13th - Englewood/Auburn Gresham

    September 20th - South Chicago/Chatham/GGC

    October 25th - Aurora, IL

    November 22nd - North Lawndale

    December 13th - East & West Garfield Park

    January 24th - Harvey

    If you are interested in attending a Fire Safety Fair, please call 312.729.6265 for registration.

    Volunteer with Team Firestopper

    COMMUNITY CANVASSING

    Skip the gym and get some exercise walking during Team Firestopper’s broad awareness campaign! Volunteers will go door-to-door and distribute brochures, door hangers, fact sheets and other materials to teach residents about essential home fire safety tips.

    SAFETY FAIR SEMINAR LEADER

    Know a thing or two about safety in the home and fire prevetion? Share your smarts as a seminar leader for a family-friendly fire prevention presentation. Team Firestopper is offering presentations in Spanish, so bilingual volunteers are definitely needed.

    SAFETY FAIR SEMINAR ASSISTANT

    Want to do a little bit of everything? Seminar Assistants keep community seminars and programs running smoothly by helping out with everything from registration to distributing fire safety kits.

    REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS

    Make sure our families walk away with all that Team Firestopper has to offer. You will check-in families and make sure families receive all of their materials at the end of the day.

    For questions about volunteering, call 312.729.6265.

    Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

    These local safety events are made possible due to the generous support of Presenting Sponsor Motorola Solutions Foundation as well as support from Ace, Allstate, First Alert, GE, Pivotal Home Solutions, and UL.