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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Fourth of July event and safety reminders from Village of Lombard

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From the Village's Fireworks Display and heat safety, to Drive Sober Get Pulled Over and summer safety tips, the Village is reminding residents of some simple tips to stay safe in the coming weeks.

Fourth of July event and safety reminders from Village of Lombard 


Fireworks at Madison Meadow Park

The Village of Lombard will be hosting a fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4, at Madison Meadow Park, at approximately 9:30 p.m., or once the sky is completely dark.  Free shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking locations will be provided.

Shuttle buses will pick up and drop off event goers beginning at 7 p.m. from three locations: Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St. and Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will go directly to the Madison Meadow Park.  For more information including maps, visit villageoflombard.org/fourthofjuly.

 

Village of Lombard Offices closed and Waste Management schedule adjusted for Independence Day holiday
In observance of Independence Day, the Lombard Village Offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and Waste Management services will be delayed by one day. Village Hall will reopen on Thursday, July 5 with normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

For questions pertaining to Waste Management services, please visit www.wm.com.

 

Lombard Fire Department warns residents of burns and injuries associated with firework use
Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year, to users and bystanders alike. The Lombard Fire Department reminds residents that fireworks are not toys, but devices designed to reach high temperatures, burn, spark, explode and launch. They are unpredictable by nature and dangerous for non-professional users.

The discharging of fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, are not allowed in Illinois under state regulations, and is a violation of state law and Village ordinances.  Novelty fireworks, such as snakes, sparklers, and party-poppers are not regulated by the state.

Sparklers are legal, however they are extremely dangerous. Common sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and remain extremely hot long after the sparks have ceased. Many children are injured each year by sparklers and children playing with novelty fireworks must be closely supervised by adults to prevent injury.

Anyone with questions about fireworks safety or regulations in the Village of Lombard please call Fire Marshall Perry Johnson at (630)873-4576.


Lombard Police Department crackdown on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators this July Fourth 
The crackdown will run from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads. The Lombard Police Department joins the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.

  • Give your designated driver your keys before you go out.
  • If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against an impaired driver.


Heat Safety Tips & Reminders from the Lombard Fire Department
The Lombard Fire Department is providing residents with some helpful reminders when it comes to staying safe during hot weather days.

  • Stay hydrated! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Drink 2-4 cups of water every hour if you are in heat.
  • NEVER leave a child, senior citizen, or pet, or in a parked car. According to NWS.gov, Hyperthermia is a condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle, and can occur even on a mild day. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate or risk of hyperthermia. Short waves from the sun heat the car faster than most people realize. On a mild 80°F day, a car can become an unsafe 94.3°F in only 2 minutes; after 10 minutes, the car could reach 99°F; and after 20 minutes, it could reach upwards of 110°F.
  • Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities if possible, as well as beverages that contain alcohol, high amounts of sugar, or caffeine.
  • Take advantage of cooling centers, public pools and air-conditioned stores and malls during periods of extreme heat. Even a few hours a day in air conditioning can help prevent heat-related illnesses. Residents in need of relief from the heat may visit cooling sites including the Helen Plum Library (630)627-0316 and Yorktown Shopping Center (630)629-7330 during their open hours.
  • Don’t forget your pets! Offer pets extra water and place the water bowl in a shaded area if outdoors. Make sure pets have a shady refuge where they can escape direct sun exposure.
  • If you or someone around you begins experiencing dizziness, nausea, headache, confusion and a rapid pulse, seek medical attention.

For more information visit villageoflombard.org or contact the Village at (630)620-5700.

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