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We hope that the information contained here will help you to be safer and to become more knowledgeable in area of fire protection. If you have any questions, please call us at . We look forward to hearing from you.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Headquarters, 22222 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington.


BCFPD Offers Free Smoke Detector Battery Exchange Program for Residents

The BCFPD's smoke detector battery exchange program provides District residents with free batteries for their homes' smoke detectors, when they drop off old batteries at District fire stations, Captain Angela Grandgeorge reports.

Picture of a smoke detector

Residents may bring old smoke detector batteries to the District's Lake Barrington station, 22222 N. Pepper Road, or its Barrington Hills station, 120 W. Algonquin Road, to take advantage of the program.

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NFPA Analysis Reinforces BCFPD's Fire Sprinkler Advocacy Efforts

Automatic sprinkler systems reduce the risk of home fire death by 80%, and can decrease fire-related property damage by up to 70%, according to an analysis conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) officials view the report as validation of their longstanding support for fire sprinklers.

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Fleet Modernization/Expansion Program Nears Completion as Engine 381 Enters BCFPD Service

An aggressive 12-month program to modernize and expand the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District's fleet of emergency vehicles neared completion in October, when Engine 381 – the final piece of new emergency equipment purchased by District officials – officially entered service.

BCFPD Fire Engine 381

The new engine, which holds 1,250 gallons of water, was specifically designed to carry larger diameter hoses for improved fire suppression activities. Another custom-built feature is the vehicle's raised cabin roof that provides more room for firefighters and their equipment, and improves their safety.

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Did You Replace the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors on November 2?

Clocks "fell back" one hour on Sunday, November 2, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time for the year. Did you remember to replace the batteries in your home's smoke detectors when you reset your clocks?

Nearly 70% of all home fire deaths occur in residences with no working smoke detectors. That's why BCFPD officials recommend that residents change out batteries twice per year – each spring and fall when the time changes – and test their detectors once per month, following the manufacturer's instructions.

The District's free smoke detector battery exchange program makes it easy to ensure your smoke detectors are working property. Simply bring old batteries to BCFPD fire stations in Lake Barrington (22222 N. Pepper Road) or Barrington Hills (120 W. Algonquin Road) to receive replacements.

For more information on the battery exchange program – or home fire safety – contact the BCFPD at 224-848-4800.

Open House Welcomes District Residents

Thanks to everyone who attended our inaugural Open House at Station #1 on September 27! We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet our residents and help you learn a bit more about the services we provide.

BCFPD Open House Kids lined up for Hose Demonstration

(And, let's face it…climbing on fire engines and ambulances is pretty cool!)

Kids and parents alike appeared to have as much fun attending as we did hosting the event. Click here to see a few photo highlights from the day's activities.

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