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Yes. Pursuant to the City of DeKalb of Municipal Code, Chapter 5 Fire Department, Article 5.14 False Fire Alarm Fee, each building is allowed one (1) false fire alarm per calendar year. Subsequent false fire alarms incur penalty fees, starting at $150.00 for the second (2nd) false fire alarm and increasing by $50.00 for each successive false fire alarm, with a maximum of $750.00 per false fire alarm. (See also Ordinance 2018-090.)
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You can call the Fire Department Administration Office at 815-748-8460 or write to the DeKalb Fire Department, 700 Pine Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.
To request a tour of the fire station or to schedule a fire safety presentation, call 815-748-8460, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A fire engine or a fire squad is often sent for additional staffing assistance when an ambulance is dispatched for very serious medical emergencies such as heart attack, unconscious person, or asthma attack. In addition, if the ambulance for that assigned response district is already out on an emergency call and a second call is received for the same district, a fire engine or fire squad is sent as a first responder ahead of an ambulance from another response district
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The owner or occupant of property involved in a fire may receive copies of the fire reports without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by phone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. Individuals other than those expressly identified above will need to complete a FOIA request for fire reports and properly executed HIPAA request form for ambulance reports.
Copies of fire or non-fire reports are available through the Fire Department’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-748-8460. The patient or legal guardian for the patient may request a copy of the emergency medical report without charge. They must show a picture ID. If the request is made by telephone or mail, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information" must be received by DeKalb Fire Department prior to the release of any patient information. If the request is made by anyone other than the patient or legal guardian, a signed and notarized "Authorization for Release of Information must be presented. No information regarding an emergency medical report shall be provided without a signed release by the patient.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Department is not currently offering CPR and First Aid training classes for the public. Future training opportunities will be posted on the City of DeKalb calendar as soon as circumstances permit. In the meantime, please visit the American Heart Association’s website or the Red Cross’ website to learn more about these life-saving skills.
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To learn more about safe disposal of other types of household hazardous waste, visit www.lrsrecycles.com/houshold-hazardous-waste/.
The DeKalb Fire Department does not accept discarded medications. The DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist keeps a list of drug drop-off locations available online here. For more information about disposal of particular items, please call 815--748-2430 or visit https://health.dekalbcounty.org/services/solid-waste-and-recycling/.