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Welcome to the Newport Township Fire Protection District web page. We are located in northeast Illinois in Lake County. Our headquarters station one is located in Wadsworth across from the Post Office, and station two is located on Old Hwy 41 just south of the Wisconsin border. We are proud to serve the people who live, work and travel within Newport Township.


Smoke Detector Keeps Chirping??

Sunday, January 11, 2015   In addition to replacing the smoke detector batteries every six months or so, you should also consider replacing the entire smoke detector 5 to 7 years.
Smoke detectors beep or chirp not just when they needed a new battery but also when the smoke detector needed to be replaced.

Smoke Detectors..... Let’s go through a quick checklist of things you can do to try to figure out why your smoke detector is chirping regularly:

1. Is there Smoke? If there is smoke, get out of the house. If there is no smoke, go to step 2!

2. Check the Batteries: Obviously this is the first thing to check and replace. Don’t use rechargeable or “cheapy” batteries here. All the smoke detectors I’ve ever seen want alkaline batteries. I don’t usually splurge for “name brand” batteries, but I do for my smoke detectors. Use a new, fresh pack from the store. Really. It does make a difference.

3. Check the Expiration Date: As you just read, smoke detectors and other devices like them usually have expiration dates. Even if you’re off by a year or so, you’re probably better off replacing the whole unit ahead of schedule.

4. Clean It Out: Yes, smoke detectors usually mount on the ceiling or in high places, but that doesn’t mean they are immune from dust collection, cobwebs or even nesting bugs and spiders. When you have your smoke detector down you can try blowing it out with a can of compressed air.

5. Read the Manual: Don’t still have the manual? You can find most online now if you use Google and search for the brand of the smoke detector as well as the model. Still can’t find it? Go to step 6.

6. Call the Manufacturer: This is sort of a last resort and they will likely tell you to do some of the same things that are listed here. That being said, they might have some other tricks or they might know if a particular batch of smoke detectors had any issues or recalls.

If you need any assistance, please call the fire station at 847-336-1080.



Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Sunday, April 28, 2013   Stroke Signs and Symptoms

If you notice any signs or symptoms of a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. The chance that you will survive and recover from a stroke is higher if you get emergency treatment right away.

What to Look For

Stroke can affect your senses, speech, behavior, thoughts, memory, and emotions. One side of your body may become paralyzed or weak.

The five most common signs and symptoms of stroke are

·             Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg.

·             Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding others.

·             Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

·             Sudden dizziness, trouble walking, or loss of balance or coordination.

·             Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Signs of a stroke always come on suddenly. If your symptoms go away after a few minutes, you may have had a "mini-stroke," also called a transient ischemic attack (TIA). TIAs do not cause permanent damage but can be a warning sign of a full stroke—you should still get help immediately.

If you or someone else experiences one or more signs or symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. Every minute counts!



What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013   Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is shown on TV or in the movies. In one study, for example, one-third of the patients who had heart attacks had no chest pain. These patients were more likely to be older, female, or diabetic. The warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren't the same for everyone. Many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort. Some people don't have symptoms at all. Heart attacks that occur without any symptoms or very mild symptoms are called silent heart attacks.

Chest Pain or Discomfort The most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. This includes new chest pain or discomfort or a change in the pattern of existing chest pain or discomfort.

Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center or left side of the chest that often lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. The feeling can be mild or severe.

Heart attack pain sometimes feels like indigestion or heartburn.

Chest pain or discomfort that doesn't go away or changes from its usual pattern (for example, occurs more often or while you're resting) can be a sign of a heart attack.

All chest pain should be checked by a doctor.

Other Common Signs and Symptoms Other common signs and symptoms of a heart attack include new onset of:

  • Upper body discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or upper part of the stomach
  • Shortness of breath, which may occur with or before chest discomfort
  • Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting, light-headedness or sudden dizziness, or breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Sleep problems, fatigue (tiredness), or lack of energy
Not everyone having a heart attack has typical symptoms. If you've already had a heart attack, your symptoms may not be the same for another one. However, some people may have a pattern of symptoms that recur.

The more signs and symptoms you have, the more likely it is that you're having a heart attack.

Act Fast The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can develop suddenly. However, they also can develop slowly—sometimes within hours, days, or weeks of a heart attack.

Know the warning signs of a heart attack so you can act fast to get treatment for yourself or someone else. The sooner you get emergency help, the less damage your heart will sustain.

Call 9–1–1 for help right away if you think you or someone else may be having a heart attack. You also should call for help if your chest pain doesn't go away as it usually does when you take medicine prescribed for angina.

Do not drive to the hospital or let someone else drive you. Call an ambulance so that medical personnel can begin life-saving treatment on the way to the emergency room.



Beware of Phone Solicitations

Monday, May 23, 2011   Newport Twp Fire District has NEVER solicited for donations over the phone. If you receive a call from someone asking to help your local Fire Department by making a donation or by purchasing something, it does not come to us.  
Any donations or memorials need to be directed to the Fire Station located in Wadsworth. For your convenience, you can also click our “Donate” button on the left column of this page.    



Most of Cambridge Subdivision in Newport Fire District

 The Newport Township Fire District would like to increase your awareness by providing you with important and useful information with regards to the Cambridge Subdivision. 

Although the Cambridge Subdivision is located in the Village of Beach Park, residences situated west of Cambridge Boulevard are located in the Newport Township Fire District jurisdiction. 

In an Emergency, always dial 911.  When dialing 911 from your home phone, you will automatically be connected to the appropriate agency.  To contact the Fire/Rescue station for non-emergencies or questions, please dial the following numbers:

              Fire/Rescue Station:      847-336-1080

              24/hr. Dispatch Center: 847-599-7000

 For the Lake County Sheriffs Police non-emergency and/or questions, please dial 847-549-5200.

If your home has a monitored fire alarm system such as Brinks or ADT, please verify that your alarm company has the correct phone numbers. The emergency number your alarm company should call is 847-623-2161.

Please note that residents whose homes are protected with a monitored alarm system are required to install a Knox Box. This box provides rapid entry into a residence if there is a report of a fire or a medical emergency.

As always, please contact the station for more information using the "contact us" link on the left side of our home page.  



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