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Nicor Gas partners with local fire departments to promote natural gas safety

More than 50 events will be held throughout September, October coinciding with National Fire Prevention Week

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Sept. 26, 2019 – Ensuring the safety of every family Nicor Gas serves is the company’s highest priority. In an effort to increase awareness of natural gas safety, Nicor Gas is partnering with local fire departments in 52 communities across its northern Illinois service territory. The annual public education program, now in its 14th year, will run through the end of October and coincides with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12). 

Nicor Gas volunteers will share important tips and tools to ensure families know what to do in the unlikely event of a natural gas emergency. The booth is interactive, so even the youngest of attendees can learn safety tips. 

The schedule of upcoming Nicor Gas fire department open house events is below. To learn more about natural gas safety, visit Safety activities for children can also be found at 

Tuesday, Sept. 10 

  • Cary Fire Protection District: 400 Cary Algonquin Road, Cary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14 

  • Buffalo Grove Fire Department: 1051 Highland Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Kankakee Fire Department: 200 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Palatine Rural Fire Department: 35 Ela Road, Inverness, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21 

  • Naperville Fire Department: 1380 Aurora Ave., Naperville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North Main Fire Protection District: 9301 N. Potter Road, Des Plaines, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Somonauk Fire Department: 145 W. DeKalb St., Somonauk, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 22 

  • Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District: 200 E. Route 38, Elburn, 7 a.m. to noon
  • Roselle Fire Department: 100 E. Maple Ave., Roselle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26 

  • Broadview Fire Department: 2400 S. 25th Ave., Broadview, 6-9 p.m.
  • Dwight Fire Department: 111 S. Prairie Ave., Dwight, 5-6:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 28 

  • Hoffman Estates Fire Department: 1300 Westbury Lane, Hoffman Estates, 1-4 p.m.
  • Pleasantview Fire Protection District: 1970 Plainfield Road, LaGrange Highlands, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Stillman Fire Protection District: 200 S. Rural St., Stillman, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29 

  • Riverside Fire Department: 59 Pine Ave., Riverside, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 

  • Warrenville Fire Protection District: 3S472 Batavia Road, Warrenville, 5:30-9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4 

  • Romeoville Fire Department: Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center, 55 Phelps Ave., Romeoville, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5 

  • Clarendon Hills Fire Department: 316 Park Ave., Clarendon Hills, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire District: 7550 Lyman Ave., Darien, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Frankfort Fire Protection District: Home Depot, 20101 La Grange Road, Frankfort, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Glen Ellyn Fire Company: 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Oswego Fire Protection District: 3511 Woolley Road, Oswego, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Palatine Fire Department: 220 W. Illinois Ave., Palatine, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Schaumburg Fire Department: 950 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tinley Park Fire Department: 17355 68th Court, Tinley Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6 

  • Batavia Fire Department: 1400 Main St., Batavia, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Belvidere Fire Department: 123 S. State St., Belvidere, 1-4 p.m.
  •  Lake Zurich Fire Department: 321 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Manteno Community Fire Protection District, 13 S. Walnut St., Manteno, noon to 3 p.m.
  • McHenry Township Fire Protection District: 3610 W. Elm St., McHenry, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mokena Fire Protection District: 19853 S. Wolf Road, Mokena, 7:30 a.m. to noon
  • Naplate Fire Department: Public Park, 1900 W. Ottawa Ave., Naplate, noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 7 

  • Western Springs Fire Department: 4353 Wolf Road, Western Springs, 6-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9  

  • Downers Grove Fire Department: 6701 Main St., Downers Grove, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Lombard Fire Department: 50 E. St. Charles Road, Lombard, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 

  • South Chicago Heights Fire Department: 185 W. Sauk Trail, South Chicago Heights, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12 

  • Alsip Fire Department: 11946 S. Laramie Ave., Alsip, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Crystal Lake Fire Rescue: 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Elgin Fire Department: 650 Big Timber Road, Elgin, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Homewood Fire Department: 17950 Dixie Highway, Homewood, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • La Grange Park Fire Department: 447 N. Catherine Ave., La Grange Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Northbrook Fire Department: 1840 Shermer Road, Northbrook, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Plainfield Fire Protection District: 23748 W. 135th St., Plainfield, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Prospect Heights Fire Department: 10 E. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Rockford Fire Department: 391 N. Trainer Road, Rockford, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Westmont Fire Department: 6015 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13 

  • Byron Fire Department: 123 N. Franklin St., Byron, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Elmhurst Fire Department: 601 S. York St., Elmhurst, noon to 4 p.m.
  • North Palos Fire Protection District: 10629 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, 7 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Oct. 19 

  • St. Charles Fire Department: 112 N. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Sycamore Fire Department: 2100 Frantum Road, Sycamore, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23  

  • Chicago Ridge Fire Department: 10063 Virginia Ave., Chicago Ridge, 6-9 p.m.

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company.  Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with 774,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at


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