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After the Fire

The Mission of the Hanover Park Fire Department


ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN FIRE PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY SERVICE BY MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEDICATION AND BELIEVING IN THE HONOR, SACRIFICE AND DUTY OF OUR CALLING SO THAT WE WILL PROVIDE THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY TO OUR COMMUNITY.

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This information was developed as a resource tool to give you information you may need in the coming days to assist you in reducing your losses after the fire is out. In the event you cannot find the help you need, phone (630) 823-5800, and we will assist you in locating the appropriate individuals or agency that can help. The Hanover Park Fire Department is concerned with your safety and the loss of your property.

 

You might ask why we break windows and doors, or cut holes in your roof. Fire produces temperatures well over 1200 degrees along with smoke and hot gases. At times it is necessary to eliminate heat, smoke and hot gases before firefighters can enter to extinguish the fire. The ventilation must be done quickly to help reduce fire spread and smoke damage. Often walls must be forced open to check for hidden fires, allowing for complete fire extinguishment. After the fire is out, the damage may appear unnecessary; however without the use of these fire fighting techniques, complete fire suppression would be extremely difficult.

The Hanover Park Fire Department is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.