December is Holiday Safety Month in Illinois. The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to stay safe this winter and holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January and February. In addition, half of holiday decoration fires result from the decorations placed too close to a heat source. Review the following winter and holiday tips to protect your family.
View a map of warming center locations
or download a list of warming centers
located in DuPage County.
Please be sure to call a warming center before going one, as some are only open
during emergencies, such as large-scale power outages.
Connect with DuPage
OHSEM on Facebook, Twitter and Nixle
- For the latest updates
regarding county-wide emergency information, be sure to subscribe to the Protect DuPage Twitter feed and
- The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management,
along with several other public safety agencies in DuPage County, participate
in Nixle, a free notification program that sends alerts to residents via text
messages and email. To sign up for this free service, simply text your zip code
to 888777, or visit www.Nixle.com to
is DuPage County's official website for county-wide emergency alerts and