The Norwood Park Fire Protection is proud to team up with United States Marine Corps and be a donation site for their annual Toys For Tots program!
Toys for Tots can be traced back to 1947, when a group of Marine Reservists led by Major Bill Hendricks collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children in the Los Angeles area. After that successful first run the program was formally adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and made a nationwide program.
The program has evolved since its inception, too. Where Marines once refurbished used toys collected, they now accept new toys for needy children (and ask that no stuffed animals be donated please). Star power has come out in force, and celebrities over the decades have lent their names and talents to the program. The Toys for Tots logo was designed, in fact, by Walt Disney himself!
The Fire Department, like so many others, is proud to continue to support this non-profit venture, and would like you to help us support the needy this holiday season.
How? Easy! There is a marked collection bin outside the fire station at the east door (that is monitored by camera). Please drop off your donation between 7am and dawn.
We are collecting new toys (unwrapped and in unopened containers) from now until December 10th.
CAR SEAT INSTALLATION
Due to COVID-19, the Fire Department has suspended their car seat program
Please view the video below, from the manufacturer, on how to properly install your car seat
Click here for Covid-19 information
We are pleased to announce that the Norwood Park Fire Protection District will now be offering a new safety product, available to our residents. It is called the Knox HomeBox, and it provides our first responders controlled access to residential homes in case of an emergency. It is a single key vault that provides homeowners the same secure rapid access system we use on our commercial properties at around half the price of a traditional Knox Box. Norwood Park Fire Department (on-duty personnel) will have exclusive access to the safe containing the residential key.
We are recommending the Knox HomeBox to our residents who are elderly (and may need to be checked on) or residents who may be physically unable to open their door in an emergency. This prevents fire department personnel from damaging doors and windows in attempts to gain access.
Knox offers several different colors and mounting options for aesthetic purposes.
Information about purchasing a Knox Box is available on our Norwood Park Fire Department website and our Facebook page.
Thank you and Kind Regards,
Fire Chief David C. Blondell
Norwood Park Fire Protection District
7447 W. Lawrence Ave.
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
While the time has passed to be part of the initial brick installation, it is not to late to be part of our program! Order forms will be accepted at anytime for later installation.
All proceeds go to 3 local charities.
Forms and payment can be mailed in or dropped off at the Fire House, 7447 W. Lawrence Ave. Harwood Heights, IL 60706
Order forms and payment are always accepted. Additional orders will be placed a couple times a year.