Annual Newsletter
North Maine Fire Protection District
9301 Potter Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
(847) 297-5020 Telephone
(847) 297-2853 FAX
North Maine Fire Protection District        
Summer – 2016

The North Maine Fire Protection District Board of Trustees and Staff are providing the following helpful information to better acquaint our residents
with the services your fire district provides. As your elected representatives of this fire district, we encourage you to contact us or any members of
the district with your questions, concerns or suggestions via e-mail, phone or in person at our monthly board meeting or at our Open House on
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm at the fire station.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Call 911 for all Emergencies: The emergency 911 number is intended for all emergency situations (fire, police, or
medical emergency). DIAL 911 and if possible, stay on the telephone with the 911 dispatcher until you are instructed to hang up. PLEASE NOTE:

Smart911: Smart911 is a program sponsored by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police that allows residents to create personal safety profiles
connected to their home or cell phone number. When 9-1-1 is dialed from that number, the resident’s profile information will instantaneously
appear on Emergency Dispatcher’s computer screen. The profile information is secure and confidential and is only seen by 9-1-1 Emergency
Dispatchers. Smart911 is extremely beneficial because it is difficult for callers to give information when they are stricken by an emergency. A
safety profile helps get critical information to a dispatcher quickly. Cell phones do not give a caller’s exact location. However, with a Smart911
safety profile, personal, home and vehicle information can be used to help first responders locate a caller during an emergency. Be sure to
update your profile if your situation changes! You can get more information or create your own profile at

Medical Emergencies: What is a Medical Emergency? A medical emergency is an event that you reasonably believe threatens your or someone
else's life or limb in such a manner that immediate medical care is needed to prevent death or serious impairment of health. If you are
experiencing any of the following, call 9-1-1 immediately: -Difficulty breathing, chest pain, sudden dizziness, weakness or mental changes -Heavy
bleeding from your mouth, nose, vagina or bottom or from any wound that won't stop with direct pressure -Broken bones, drowning, choking,
severe burns, poisoning, drug overdose -When you witness someone faint or someone is unresponsive -If someone is threatening to hurt or kill
themselves or someone else

Smoke Detectors: In the event you do not have a smoke detector (or think you may need a new one) the fire department has smoke detectors for
sale at $10.00 each. Even if you purchase a smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm somewhere else, call us. We will come over to install it for
you free of charge. In addition, we will be happy to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms that use 9 volt or
double AA batteries. We will provide the replacement batteries if you don’t have them also at no cost to you.

Knox Box Loaner Program: A Knox Box is a very secure Key box for your home. With a Knox Box, during a 911 emergency we are able to enter
your home without forcing your door open in case you are unable to get to the door and unlock it for us. For further information call us at 847-297-
5020. (Only the Fire Dept. has a key to the box.)

Residents with Disabilities: If you have a physical or medical disability and require evacuation assistance during an emergency, call 847-297-
5020 to request a form. Complete and return the form to the fire department. (Staff can help you complete it) Your submitted form is reviewed and
forwarded to our Dispatch center, where the information is entered into the Flag File. When you call 911 your Flag automatically comes up on the
dispatch screen and the information is relayed to the first responders.

Open Meetings: The regular meetings of the North Maine Fire Protection District’s Board of Trustees are open to the public and are usually held
on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at 9301 Potter Road, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016. North Maine Fire Protection District
Pension Board Meetings are also open to the public and are held quarterly at the same location at 6:30 pm. Please contact the Fire District for
confirmation of date if you plan on attending.

Remaining 2016 Board of Trustees Meetings:
September 14, 2016
October 12, 2016
November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016
January 11, 2017

Remaining 2016 Pension Board Meetings:
November 15, 2016

Special Events: North Maine Fire Protection District 47th Annual Open House September 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Be sure to check our
sign in front of the fire station on Potter Road for upcoming events and important announcements. What Do You Think? We welcome any
suggestions you may have and value your input. Please let us know if you would like to receive this newsletter or any other forms in PDF format
via email in the future. What questions do you have for us?

NMFPD Web Site: The web site contains a host of valuable information that will keep you up to date with what is happening at your Fire
Department. For example, you can register for CPR classes. Please feel free to call us or visit the web site at

Contact Information:
Business Phone (847) 297-5020
Business Fax (847) 297-2853
Chief Robert McKay
Fire Marshal Arnold Witzke
Fire Inspector Doug Radloff
Webmaster Rob Palffy

Board of Trustees:
Tim Hamilton    
Don Neal
Dagmar Rutzen

Board of Fire Commissioners:
John Aykroid
Abraham Lee
Robert "Bud" Phillips