Fire Department - Activities and Services
The Skokie Fire Department provides a wide variety of community services and activities in addition to the regular suppression and prevention programs. Included in these are CPR classes, Open House, station visits, and demonstrations at public events and block parties. For more information, please contact the Skokie Fire Department at 847/982-5340.
CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
CPR classes are held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Station 17, 8157 Central Park. (with the exception of the month of December). Class size is limited to 12 people. Our CPR class is not for health care professionals. We offer a basic class for the layperson. The class covers infant, child and adult CPR and A.E.D. training. Advanced registration is required and interested individuals may enroll by mail or in person at Fire Station 16, 7424 Niles Center Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $15.00 refundable deposit for Skokie residents is required (this deposit is refunded upon completion of the course), and a $20.00 non-refundable deposit is required for non-residents.
For more information, please contact the Skokie Fire Department at 847/982-5340. For information on other CPR courses please click here or contact the American Heart Association at 877/242-4277. For information about STATION VISITS, BLOCK PARTIES, OR DEMONSTRATIONS at public events contact us at 847/982-5340.
The Skokie Fire Department Citizens Fire Academy
The next Citizens Fire Academy has been scheduled for spring of 2014. Please visit this webpage in early 2014 for specific dates and times.
The Village of Skokie Fire Department offers this 11-week program for residents and employees of businesses in the Village of Skokie as part of their community education program. The Citizens Fire Academy is designed to provide a working and hands-on knowledge of the fire department. The academy provides an overview of the department's history, fire prevention/education, CPR, fire tactics, emergency medical services, specialty teams and fire suppression. Through the combination of education, demonstration and participation, students will understand who, what, where, how and why the fire department works the way it does. The Skokie Citizens Fire Academy is free and is available to those who live or work in Skokie. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Applications must be received by March 16, 2013, space is limited. Applications are available by clicking here or at the Fire Department headquarters, 7424 Niles Center Road. For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847/982-5340.