Child Safety Seats:
Grayslake Fire Protection District residents receive free child safety seat inspections. Our certified instructors will assist you installing your seat properly. Click here for details
Home Safety Tips
Every year, thousands of people are terrified by the
presence of the most powerful and destructive force on the planet.
Fortunately, we have learned a thing or two about how to protect ourselves
from these severe weather phenomenon's and decrease our chances of injury to
ourselves and our families.
Get a weather alert radio! These radios will activate in your home when a severe weather watch or warning is issued. These are especially important to have when a severe weather statement is issued at night when you are sleeping.
When the skies look threatening, listen to the radio.
The National Weather Service tracks all weather systems with sophisticated
radar and is usually able to give adequate warning of violent weather
A tornado sounds like the roar of hundreds of airplanes. You'll probably get warning before that ominous sound approaches. We suggest you listen to the radio when the sky looks forbidding. You may also hear Tornado sirens activated by the local authorities. These are usually tested the first Tuesday of every month around 10 a.m. They are not tested if weather is poor. If you hear the sirens, take cover immediately.
Closely inspect your property, including automobiles,
for damage. Report any gas leaks or electrical damage immediately.
In the Village of Grayslake, tornado warning sirens are tested on the first Tuesday morning of every month during the tornado season. If you hear the siren and skies look threatening, take cover.