One of the primary goals of the Village of Pingree Grove is to provide a safe and secure Village. To meet this goal, the Village’s Police and Pingree Grove Fire Protection District provide 24-hour emergency response services.
What to Do in an Emergency
If an emergency or disaster happens, there are a few things you should do right away:
- Stay Calm - Try not to panic, take time to understand what has happened and to think about what you can do to stay safe or avoid worse injury.
- Check the Scene - Pay attention to your surroundings to see whether you are safe where you are, and whether anyone around you needs help; if you think you are in danger, get to a safer place as soon as you can.
- Give and Get Help - If you or others are hurt or still in danger, call 911; explain what has happened, where you are, what injuries people have, and whether the danger still exists.
- Listen for Official Emergency Announcements - Local radio and television stations will give emergency updates and instructions. This is your best source of information. During a Village-wide emergency, Cable Channel 6 will provide up-to-date information.
- Get Prepared to Evacuate if told to by Local Authorities - If told to leave your home or work, do so right away, follow exact evacuation routes, and go to the specified shelter or safe area. If you can, bring your Emergency Kit with you, and get in touch with your family’s designated emergency contact person as soon as you can to let them know how and where you are.
If your power goes out, remain calm, call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 to report the power outage, and follow these steps.
- Do not call 911.
- Use a flashlight for emergency lighting instead of candles.
- Turn off electrical appliances you were using when the power went out.
- Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer so they will stay cold.
- Listen to your battery-powered radio for updated information.
- Assist family or neighbors who may become ill from extreme heat or cold.
- If you need to cook, use a grill, or camp stove outdoors, or use your fireplace. Canned food can be heated up and eaten right out of the can (be sure to open the can and remove the label before you heat it).
- Never run a generator, grill or kerosene heater inside a home or garage as these can cause house fires or release poisonous fumes.