Car Seat Checks
Residents of the District can have their child’s car seat checked for correct installation by a certified technician.  Car seat checks are done at the fire station by appointment only.  To make an appointment call Battalion Chief Julie Tobiasz at (815) 675-2450.  Prior to coming to the fire station, you should install the seat yourself using the owner’s manual and your vehicle manual.  Our technician will then check your installation adn show you  how to make any adjustments.

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Be A Buckle Buddy!” is a non-punitive public service program through which any concerned individual can anonymously report unrestrained or improperly restrained child passengers in motor vehicles  www.bucklebuddy .org


Illinois Premis Alert Program

During the summer 2009 session of the Illinois legislature the Illinois Premise Alert Act (ILPAA) (PA 96-0788) was passed that requires that Public Safety agencies with CAD programs initiate a Premise Alert Program (PAP) to maintain information on individuals with special needs within their coverage area. This act was signed by Governor Quinn on August 28, 2009.

Click Here to Read the Illinois Premise Alert Act

Spring Grove Fire Protection District’s
 Premise Alert Program Application

Residential Knox Boxes

The Residential Knox-Box® is a high security key safe designed for single family homes that only local emergency responders can access. With a Residential KNOX-BOX installed, emergency responders can respond quickly, without forcing entry. They simply remove your entrance key stored inside, provide medical assistance and re-lock your door when they leave.

The outright cost for a Knox Box is $184.00.  The Spring Grove Firefighter’s Association’s Annual Steak Fry has helped the Association to purchase several Knox Boxes that are loaned to District Residences for a refundable deposit of $25.00.  The Knox Box is to assist the elderly and/or people with disabilites, to allow the Fire Department to have access to their homes, in the event that they can not answer the door.

The box is placed over the door facing the outside, and has a locked safe type compartment that holds the key to the residence and any medical information that has been provided.

If you are interested in purchasing or borrowing a knox box, contact Battalion Chief Julie Tobiasz of the Fire Prevention Bureau at (815) 675-2450.

Application for Residential Knox Box

Illinois’ Yellow Dot Program
Got the Dot?  It could save your life.

“The Illinois Department of Transportation unveiled the Illinois Yellow Dot program, a life-saving, traffic safety initiative that provides first responders with critical information to improve emergency care for persons involved in vehicle crashes. IDOT along with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois Department of Aging (IDOA) and county health departments across the state are working together to increase awareness of the voluntary, federally funded program, and provide distribution centers and information for interested residents.

“Roadway safety is always a top priority at IDOT, and the Yellow Dot program can help improve roadway safety by providing first responders the crucial medical information they need to treat injuries and save lives, beginning at the scene of a crash,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. “This important program gives IDOT and our partners another important way to improve our exceptional record on traffic safety. I encourage all motorists to participate in this unique and effective program, which could make the difference between life and death for individuals involved in crashes.”

Because the first hour following an injury is the most crucial, the Yellow Dot program provides essential personal health information to emergency responders in order to promptly care for a crash victim. This ‘Golden Hour’ is critical in the treatment of crash victims, and the medical information provided through the program could be a lifesaver.

When a crash occurs, emergency medical first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians are immediately dispatched to the scene. These responders usually have basic information such as the location of the crash and the number of victims. Frequently, minimal personal information is available during this early, most critical time period.

“This is a great opportunity for older drivers to update their medical information and have a voice in their emergency treatment in the event of an accident,” said John K. Holton, Ph.D., director of the Illinois Department on Aging. “The Yellow Dot program will serve as a lifeline to alert first responders of crucial medical information which can help the victims who may be unable to communicate at the crash site or may have forgotten to share the information.”

Yellow Dot participants are supplied with a simple, bright yellow decal for their car and a corresponding yellow folder. The decal is placed in a conspicuous and consistent place – in the lower left-hand corner of the rear window, driver’s side. The yellow dot signifies there is a folder in the glove compartment containing the following medical information about the motorists: participant’s name, close-up photo, emergency contact information, patient’s physician information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and a list of current medications. Having access to this information allows first responders to make important decisions regarding emergency treatment and can better prepare emergency hospital staff in the receiving room.

“Time is critical in an emergency situation. If paramedics and emergency medical workers know what medications a person is taking, if the person has allergies or a chronic condition, they can make better decisions about treatment,” said Acting IDPH Director Dr. Craig Conover. “Delaying treatment can mean the difference between life and death in some cases. Something as simple as having your medical information on a yellow card in your glove compartment can potentially make a big difference in the emergency care you receive.”

The Yellow Dot program, funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, was originally introduced in Connecticut in 2002. For more information on the program and to find a distribution center near you,”

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Got the Dot? Brochure          Medical Card

Yellow Dots, Medical Cards, and Got the Dot? Brochures available at the
Spring Grove Fire Protection District.

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