and where do I dispose of household hazardous waste
products such as unused paint, paint strippers, pesticides,
poisons, cleaners, household batteries, tainted gasoline,
used oil, and other automotive fluids?
your household hazardous waste to the drop-off facility
at 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, Illinois (next to the Public Works Service Center). The facility is open Saturdays and
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. No material may be dropped off at any other time.
receives an ambulance bill and how much is the fee?
Village of Hinsdale bills an "user fee" for
ambulance service. There is no ambulance tax added to
your yearly tax bill, but rather you are charged for
the use of the ambulance when it is needed. See
Section 4-1-9 of the Village Code for more information
do I call if I have a question regarding my ambulance
Medical Billing is the company the Village employs to
do the billing and collection of our ambulance fees.
This company will also bill your insurance company for
the ambulance fee if you provide them with the information
needed to do so. You can contact them at 1-847-577-8811
if you have any questions regarding your bill.
are the sirens that ring the first Tuesday of each month
at 10 a.m.?
sirens are our emergency tornado alert system. This
system is tested the first Tuesday of each month at
should I call if I experience a power outage during
should call Commonwealth Edison directly. There is a
phone number on your electric bill which will connect
you to an operator who will take the information regarding
your outage. The phone number is (800) Edison-1 (800-334-7661).
do I install my residential smoke detectors?
of July 1, 1988, the State of Illinois has adopted a
smoke detector act requiring all "dwelling units"
to be equipped with smoke detectors. A "dwelling
unit" is defined as a "room or suite of rooms
used for human habitation". For single family dwellings,
the act requires:
least one approved smoke detector in operating condition
be installed within 15 feet of every room used for
single family residence shall have at least one approved
smoke detector on every story including basements
but not including unoccupied attics
detectors shall be installed on the ceiling at least
6 inches from the wall or on the wall located between
4 to 6 feet from the ceiling.
structures that contain more than one dwelling unit, such
as apartment buildings, the following is required:
dwelling unit shall have at least one approved smoke
detector at the uppermost ceiling of each interior
dwelling unit shall have detection as stated above
for single family residences. The owner must provide
the detectors, the tenant must test and maintain the
a dwelling is newly constructed, reconstructed, or substantially
remodeled, the smoke detectors required shall be permanently
wired into the structure's AC power line and if more than
one detector is required in the structure, the detectors
shall be wired so that the activation of one detector
will activate all of the detectors in the structure.
do I call if I have questions regarding the Village's
Alarm Code Ordinance?
Assistant Chief Tim
McElroy is in charge of the fire department's fire
prevention bureau. Any questions regarding the Village's
Alarm Code Ordinance should be directed to him at 630/789-7060.
the Fire Department offer CPR classes?
There are two classes offered:
- Health Care Provider CPR is intended for
medical professionals that are required to have
certification for their employment. This class is
normally scheduled on the second Tuesday of the
month and is scheduled from 6 pm to 10 pm. The cost
for this course is $30.
- Heart Saver AED is intended for people
who need or desire certification in CPR and are
not healthcare professionals. This course will be
offered on the second Saturday of every month from
8 am until 12 pm. The cost of this course is $30.
All classes will be conducted at the Hinsdale Fire Department
at 121 Symonds Drive. For more information or to register
for a class, please call (630) 789-7060
do I do if my CO (Carbon Monoxide) detector activates?
If your CO detector has activated you should call the
Fire Department to come out and check your home for
carbon monoxide. If any one in the home is experiencing
flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness,
you should exit the home until the Fire Department arrives.
do I find out if the Fire Department is conducting a
test for entry level positions?
The Fire Department will publish an advertisement in
the local newspapers (Hinsdale Doings, Suburban Life)
when it is accepting applications.
What are the charges for a false alarm activation and
why are we charged?
To cover the costs of responding to false alarms, the
permit holder shall pay to the Village of each false
alarm in excess of three (3) per year transmitted by
any automatic protection device or signaling device,
the following amounts:
does the Fire Department handle disclosure of my medical
Please read the Notice
of Privacy Practices
which outlines procedures the Fire Department takes
to protect your privacy. However, there are some cases
when the Fire Department will have to give your information
to a third party. This two-page brochure includes a
form that patients can sign or have signed for them
to acknowledge receipt of this brochure.