Village of River Grove Fire Department
For All Emergencies call 911
Fire Chief - Larry LaRiviere
The River Grove Fire Department’s mission is to faithfully and professionally serve our community through:” Education, Prevention, Social Interaction and Emergency Response.”
The River Grove Fire Department is led by Chief Larry LaRiviere. The Fire Department is looking to serve the Community in many ways by offering new programs and continuing the current programs.
The Fire Department has the Following Equipment
If you have any questions on any of our programs please contact the Fire Department for additional information.
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You are responsible for the routine maintenance of your smoke detectors.
Read the users instructions included with your detector.
Never ignore an activated detector. Always investigate why your detector is sounding.
If in doubt call 911 immediately
Never disable any smoke detector by removing the battery.
Heed the low battery warning. Your detector will “chirp” or “beep” when the battery is low.
Replace batteries every 6 months (“Change your clock Change your Batteries” spring and fall time changes are a good reminder).
Never paint a smoke detector.
Always call your fire department whenever you have a question concerning the operation of your smoke detector.
Never forget that smoke detectors are the most valuable fire prevention tools you will ever have.
Keep it working correctly.
River Grove has an outdoor warning siren system. Alert warnings are signaled with a 3-5 minute STEADY blast. This warning means that severe weather is within a 10 mile perimeter and all persons should seek shelter. Attack warnings are signaled with a 3-5 minute WAVERING blast. This warning means that an actual attack has been perpetrated against the United States. In either case, events should be monitored thru mass media reports. There is no signal for “All Clear”. Siren testing is conducted the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
Thunderstorm Safety Tips
Seek indoor shelter if possible. If you can hear thunder, you are probably in range of a lightning strike. Close all windows and doors. Draw curtains or blinds to reduce exposure to flying glass due to high winds. Avoid using electrical appliances until storm passes. Turn off air conditioner. A lightning strike could damage the compressor. Stay alert. Know where your children or loved ones are. If outside, take any available shelter away from trees. Stay low and make yourself as small of a target as possible.
Please contact 453-1429 with any questions or concerns.