Dunlap Fire Protection District
Pre- incident Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
In an effort to provide the best fire protection service to our community, Dunlap Fire Department will be conducting fire safety surveys of residential homes.
The primary reason for conducting this voluntary survey is to reduce hazards associated with life and property. The survey team will look for visibility of address numbers and accessibility to your property in the event of a fire or medical emergency.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal, Division of Public Education, offers free smoke alarms to Illinois Fire Departments for installation in homes of those in need. The department was awarded a 2013 Safety Grant. The funds from this grant will be used to purchase carbon monoxide detectors which are recommended as an additional safety precaution for residential occupancies.
The Dunlap Fire Protection District strives to offer the best fire protection service to our community. Your suggestions are always appreciated. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a pre- incident plan?
The purpose of conducting a fire department pre-incident plan is to identify and reduce the risks within businesses to firefighters and their occupants.
Do I need to be present during the walk through?
It is preferred that the business owner be present during walk throughs. However, it is not required by the Dunlap Fire Protection District. If the business owner is not present it is preferred that someone with knowledge of the building and the functions which occur within it is present.
Can I refuse to let the firefighters into the building?
If a business owner does not want firefighters to conduct a pre- incident plan at their business they should notify Dunlap Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jim Emanuels in advance. He can be reached at DunlapFire@GMail.com if scheduling is a conflict Dunlap Fire Protection District is very flexible with the times of the walk throughs. The firefighters will work very hard to not disturb the normal function of the business.
What will happen if a violation or hazard is noticed?
It is normal for firefighters to find hazards within the structure. Firefighters are trained to find hazards. If a safety violation is noticed firefighters will notify the owner. The purpose of the walk through is not to incur fines.
What is the fee for a walk through?
Walk throughs are free. Dunlap Fire Protection District does not charge for a walk through because it is mutually important and beneficial for both the fire department and the business owner to have an up to date pre-incident plan.
How will I know when the firefighters are coming?
Dunlap Fire Protection District will call the business approximately one week in advance to schedule a walk through.