News Posted in: Fire and Life Safety

Fire Update - 2800 Block of Harrison Street

From Evanston Fire Department: At approximately 3:55 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, Evanston fire companies were dispatched to the

Beware of Melting Shelf Ice on Lake Michigan's Shoreline

Posted in lakefront, parks, recreation, safety

  MARCH 16, 2015 UPDATE The shelf ice on the shoreline has become very unstable following recent warmer weather.

City of Evanston Congratulates Fire Chief Greg Klaiber on 30 Years of Service

Posted in Fire & Life Safety Services, Fire Department

The City of Evanston congratulates Fire Chief Greg Klaiber on 30 years of outstanding service to the Evanston community.

Evanston Fire Department Releases 2014 Annual Report

Posted in Annual Report, Fire

The Evanston Fire Department is pleased to release its 2014 Annual Report. The department maintains a full-time professional staff

Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House February 19

Posted in Events, Fire

Interested in a career in Fire & Emergency Services? Want to see what goes on behind the scenes? Not

NU Sirens Accidently Activated the Morning of February 15

There was an accidental activation of the Northwestern University emergency siren and alert system the morning of Sunday, February 15. The

Evanston Fire Stations to Host Satellite Health Care Clinics

Posted in Events, Fire, Health

As part of a new community engagement initiative, the Evanston Fire Department, in collaboration with the City’s Health &

Nicor Gas Offers Customers Safety Tips Following Winter Storm

Posted in Fire and Life Safety, safety, Utilities

With the arrival of the first major snowfall of the season, Nicor Gas is offering customers tips to maintain

Medication, Needle Disposal Services Relocated

Posted in Fire & Life Safety Services, Health, Police, Recycling

As of January 1, 2015, medication and needle disposal services will be relocated from the City’s Health and Human

Inaugural Evanston Citizen Fire Academy Graduation Nov. 13

The Evanston Fire Department cordially invites members of the media and all community members to attend the inaugural Evanston

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual Chief's Luncheon November 14

On Friday, November 14, community members are invited to attend the Evanston Police & Fire Foundation’s 3rd annual Chief’s

Fire Hydrant Painting in Central Evanston to Take Place October 20 through November 15

Posted in Fire and Life Safety, Utilities Department

The City of Evanston’s Utilities Department has hired contractor Alpha Paintworks to paint fire hydrants located in central Evanston

9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Firemen's Park

Posted in Events, Fire and Life Safety

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the brave men and women who

Update on Fire at North Shore Towing - 2527 Oakton Street

Update at 7:21pm:  EFD is ending its operations. All out of town fire companies have been released.  EFD cleanup

Evanston Fire Receives Approval for New Aerial Ladder Truck

Posted in City Council, Fire & Life Safety Services

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services received approval from the Evanston City Council on August 11, 2014 to purchase

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Announces Citizen Fire Academy

Posted in Fire and Life Safety

Community members are invited to participate in the Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Department's first-ever Citizen Fire Academy

Evanston Improves Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule Rating

This is a little bit of inside baseball, but it is good to share issues like this: The City

Residents Invited to Participate in Natural Hazard Planning Survey

Posted in Planning, safety

Evanston residents are encouraged to provide their input in a Cook County survey designed to help local governments and

Help Appreciated Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants

Posted in Fire, Fire and Life Safety, Snow, snow removal

Given the large amount of snow that fell on the city in recent days, Evanston Fire & Life Safety

Davis Street Fire Still Under Investigation

Posted in Fire and Life Safety

Progress is being made to determine the cause of the devastating fire that destroyed the building and three businesses

Major Fire Destroys Three Downtown Evanston Businesses

Posted in Fire

3:00 PM UPDATE: The area of the fire has been cordoned off, streets are open and the investigation into

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2013

Evanston Races Against Hate More than 5,000 runners, 60 sponsors and 300 volunteers participated in the 2013 Ricky Byrdsong

Evanston Fire Department Offers Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Posted in holiday, safety

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services and the National Fire Protection Association offer tips to celebrate the holidays safely

City of Evanston - Storm Center Resources

Visit City of Evanston Storm Center for Storm Related Info on Flooding, Power Outages, and More -->

Evanston Fire Department Open Houses

It’s time for Fire Prevention week and from October 6th to 12th; Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services is

"Pink Heals Tour" Comes to Evanston to Promote Cancer Awareness August 7

The “Pink Heals Tour” will be in Evanston from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7 to

All Beaches Closed Due to Unsafe Water Conditions July 24

All City of Evanston beaches are closed again today, July 24, due to worsening wave and current conditions. The

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Begins Recruitment Campaign

The City of Evanston's Fire and Life Safety Services has begun a recruitment campaign this week for the position

Evanston Fire Station 4 Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services is temporarily closing Fire Station 4, effective Friday, May 31, 2013, for approximately

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for June 29

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced that the City of Evanston will be teaming up with several community organizations to

Evanston Police and Fire Foundation to Hold Inaugural Golf Outing June 17

The Evanston Police and Fire Foundation (EPFF) will be holding its Inaugural Golf Outing on Monday, June 17 at

New Cardiac Monitors for Evanston Fire

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services is pleased to announce that seven new cardiac monitors will be put into

Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27 at MWRD's Skokie Water Reclamation Plant

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago and the Drug

April is National Safe Digging Month

Posted in safety

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services is committed to help raise awareness of the importance of calling JULIE 811

Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 and the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services

What You Need to Know about Evanston's Warning Sirens

The City of Evanston sounds its sirens in the event of a declared snow alert. Evanston sirens sound 15

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services to Host Open House to Show-off New "Green" Engine Feb. 23

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services will be hosting an open house to show off its new "green" engine.

2012 Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Annual Report Now Available

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services has recently released their 2012 Annual Report. The department maintains a full-time professional

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl Announces Support of Senator Feinstein's Assault Weapon Ban Legislation

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced today her support for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s introduction of the updated Assault Weapons

Annual Alarm Registration Due by Jan. 31

The City of Evanston 2013 annual alarm permit registration is due by January 31, 2013. The annual renewal fee

City of Evanston to Hold Third Community Dialogue on Race

The City of Evanston will be hosting its third and final session in its series of race dialogues entitled “My Evanston,

Residents, Businesses Required to Remove Snow from Sidewalks

Residents and businesses are reminded that they must clear snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their respective properties for

Crossing Guard Changes for Haven, Kingsley and St. Athanasius Schools Starting Jan. 7

Since the school year began, there have been some safety concerns raised by area parents and businesses regarding an

Vote for Your Favorite Firehouse

The City of Evanston is hosting its first-ever “What’s your Favorite Firehouse?” contest. Voting is open through January 1,

Evanston Gun Buyback Event Set for Dec. 15

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced in November that the City of Evanston will be teaming up with several community organizations to

Evanston Children Ride Fire Engine to School

July 27 marked the date of the first ever “5-alarm Tweet-along.” 17 hours, dozens of pictures and tweets later, the tweet-along

High Rise Drill Nov. 6-8

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services, with the cooperation of One Rotary Center management, will be conducting a major

Community Emergency Response Team Class Set for Oct. 20-21

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services will be sponsoring an emergency preparedness/CERT class on the weekend of October 20 and

Health Department Urges the Public to "Be Informed, and Get Ready"

September is National Preparedness Month and the Evanston Health Department is reminding all residents to use this month to prepare

Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House Sept. 25

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services is launching their brand new Explorer Program. This co-ed program is designed for

Evanston Police Release Pedestrian Crosswalk Initiative Results

The Evanston Police Department Traffic Management Bureau conducted a crosswalk enforcement initiative from August 8 through August 31, 2012.

Back to School Safety Tips from District 65 and the City of Evanston

The City of Evanston is teaming up with District 65 to continue to encourage students and parents to follow

Residents Can Now Sign Up for Email, Text Notifications for Mosquito Abatement Operations

The City of Evanston has launched an email and text notification system.  Residents can get advance notice of planned

Evanston Fire Department to Hold First-ever "5-alarm Tweet-along" July 27

Ever wonder what goes on at our five Evanston Firehouses? What’s protocol for shift change? Who are the brave

Summer Curfew Information

The City of Evanston, its police department, and school districts 202 and 65 want you to have an enjoyable

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

With temperatures and heat indices rising, the Evanston Health Department urges all residents to take preventive actions throughout the

IEMA Launches Pet Preparedness Radio Spots

A new radio public awareness campaign set to hit the airwaves in Illinois will bring a humorous approach to the

National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week April 8-14


2011 Annual Report for Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Released

This week the City of Evanston's Fire and Life Safety Services released their 2011 Annual Report. The department maintains a

Evanston Mayor Grateful to Durbin, Feds for FEMA Funding for Fire Dept.

The City of Evanston learned on February 22, 2012 that its Fire and Life Safety Services was named one of five Illinois

Battalion Fire Chief Kunita to Retire after 35 Years of Service

On February 20, 2012, Battalion Fire Chief Donald Kunita will retire from the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services after 35

Storm Spotter Training Set for Feb. 21

Posted in Storm Spotter Class

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) in conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS) and

2012 Evanston Fire & Life Safety Awards Ceremony Video Now Available

The Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services held their 2012 Departmental Awards Ceremony on December 8th 2011. During this ceremony, the

2012 Evanston Budget Fee Changes Effective Dates

In order to balance the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget, the Evanston City Council voted to reduce numerous expenses, reduced several

Evanston Honors Veterans at Fountain Square

Posted in Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day ceremonies were held November 11, 2011 at Evanston's Foutain Square honoring those who have served this country. In

Inaugural Chiefs' Luncheon a Success

Posted in Evanston Police and Fire Foundation, Fire & Life Safety Services, Police

The Inaugural Chiefs’ Luncheon, presented by the Evanston Police and Fire Foundation, was held on Thursday, November 10 at Prairie

Evanston Campaign to Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence Month

Posted in health, police

The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness month all over the United States. Events of remembrance and

File of L.I.F.E. for Evanston Residents

Posted in Fire, Police, Safety Checks, seniors

“Designed to speak for you when you can’t!” The City of Evanston’s File of L.I.F.E. program allows a resident to

Northwestern University Purchases Ambulance for Evanston

Northwestern University will donate a new ambulance to the City of Evanston, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recently announced. “We appreciate very

No Cause for Concern Over Elm Tree Inoculation Devices

The City of Evanston's elm tree inoculation program is under way and some residents have been concerned that the devices could

Evanston Fire and life Safety Services Launches Community Based CPR Training Program

Fire Chief Greg Klaiber announced today another community partnership to maintain the highest level of customer service to the residents

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Puts New Ladder Truck into Service

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services proudly placed a new 2011 Aerial Tiller Ladder Truck into service today. The new

Fireman's Park Neighbors Say Thank You!

This Saturday, March 26 at 3 p.m., members of the neighborhood adjacent to Fireman’s Park will present a framed photo

Fire Captain Block to be Promoted to Division Chief

Fire Captain Geoff Block will be promoted to become a new Division Chief of Evanston's Fire and Life-Safety Services effective

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Lowers ISO Rating to Class 2 and Presents 2010 Annual Report

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services has released its annual report at the February 28th meeting of the Evanston City

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services Begin Recruitment Campaign

The City of Evanston's Fire and Life Safety Services has begun a recruitment campaign this week following the City Council's

City Seeks Members for New Resource Development Committees

The City of Evanston is looking to secure additional revenues from non-traditional sources such as corporate, foundation and government resources.

Fire Department Urges Businesses to Protect Fire Sprinkler Systems in Winter

Freezing temperatures can burst pipes and damage property As cold temperatures approach, Evanston Fire Officials want to remind property owners

Christmas Tree Safety

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree

Evanston Police Detective Receives Award for Most Innovative Blood Drive Coordinator for 2010

In November 2009, Evanston Police Detective Joseph Bush was severely injured in an accident on his way to work. Detective Bush’s

Fire Captain Dwight Hohl promoted to Division Chief

Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber announces the promotion of Fire Captain Dwight Hohl to Division Chief of Life-Safety Services effective

Klaiber Named New Evanston Fire Chief

Posted in Fire

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced today his appointment of Greg Klaiber as the new Chief of Evanston’s Fire and

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

Posted in Highlights

The Fall 2010 edition of "Highlights" will be delivered to residents in the next few days. You can check it

Comments of Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz Regarding New Deployment of Evanston Fire Department

COE Fire Dept Press Release