Emergencies

 

Warming /Cooling Centers

Warming and cooling centers have been established with the assistance of the Fire and Police Departments. Warming and cooling centers have been developed to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the elderly, very young and those residents who are medically compromised during inclement weather.

The Village has designated two areas as warming/cooling centers. The Primary warming/cooling Center is the Public Safety Building located at 7420 Fullerton Avenue (708) 453-2137. The Secondary warming/cooling center will be the Elmwood Park Parks and Recreation building located at 2 Conti Parkway (708) 452-3935.

To obtain further information, contact the Health and Human Services Department at 708-452-3907.

Fire Department

The full-time Fire Department boasts the most advanced equipment, Fire Chief, 24 full-time fire fighters, and 6 full-time paramedics on staff prepared to treat any resident in need.

The Village operates an Enhanced 911 Emergency System, CPR training, blood pressure testing and fire prevention programs.

The department operates two stations and the locations are listed below:

  • 7 Conti Parkway
  • 7420 W. Fullerton Avenue

Police Department

The Elmwood Park Police Department is located in the Village’s Public Safety Building at 7420 W. Fullerton Avenue. The facility’s environment was designed to encourage citizen and police communication for the purpose of preventing crime in addition to the apprehension and processing of offenders.

Our community enjoys a low crime rate and an excellent quality of life. We attribute this, in part, to our comprehensive approach to delivering police services. We begin by regularly analyzing our current crime trends and patterns. Then, we adjust our deterrent and investigative techniques to prevent, to the best of our ability, future incidents. Our Community Oriented Policing Officer and School Resource Officer begin preventing tomorrow’s crimes and building partnerships with our available kindergarten through fourth grade programs, such as, Child Safety, Officer Friendly and Stranger Danger. In the fifth grade, we provide Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training and in the sixth grade Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT). Then in the seventh grade, we go back into our schools at the junior high level and teach an enhanced/refresher DARE Program.

Other programs offered by our Community Oriented Policing Office include a railroad safety program designed for all ages, home and business security evaluations, community meetings and training seminars. To address immediate problems that you or other members of the community may experience, our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer is there to quickly respond. This officer is not required to answer regular calls for service, thereby, allowing the officer the required time to continue focusing on your problem until it is resolved.

Of course, our aggressive Patrol Division combined with our Traffic Unit, to include our new and fully certified Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Officer, Investigators, Juvenile, Records Personnel, Bicycle Patrol and Auxiliary Unit are all there ready to serve you. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to protect this fine community and, if you should have any further questions, or if we may be of any other assistance, please feel free to contact us at 708-453-2137.

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