The dedicated members of the Minooka Fire Protection District strive to provide reliable emergency services, public education and awareness for our customers in a cost effective and responsible manner.
It's that time again!
Let's make sure they get to school safely!
Getting on and off the bus:
* When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or
other behavior that can lead to carelessness.
*Do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property.
*Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches.
*Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus.
*Use the handrail when boarding and leaving the bus.
*If you have to cross in front of the bus, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until
you can see the driver and the driver can see you.
Behavior on the bus:
*Don't yell or make loud noises that could distract the driver.
*Stay in your seat the whole bus ride.
*Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window.
*Keep aisles clear of books and bags.
*Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat.
Riding in the car:
*Make sure they are properly restrained in the back seat of the vehicle.
*Do not allow your child to wear their backpacks while they are
secured in the vehicle seat or child safety seat.
Walking to school:
*Walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you have to walk in the road,
face the traffic so that you can see cars coming and
keep as far from the roadway (as far away from the traffic) as possible.
*Never leave school with a stranger.
*If a stranger offers you a ride, say “NO!” and stay far away from their car.
Riding their bike to school:
*Always wear a helmet that is properly fitted.
*Ride on the right side of the road or trail in a single file (one bicycle behind another)
in the same direction as other vehicles and come to a complete stop before crossing streets.
*Always use proper hand signals when turning and stopping.
SEVERE WEATHER & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
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Did you know...?
Smoke alarms should be replace at least every 10 years?
If you live in the following subdivisions in Minooka and have never changed out your smoke alarms, now would be a good time to replace them:
Rivers Edge Landing
There is nothing like sitting by an open fire on a cold night. Indoor and outdoor portable ethanol burning fireplaces have become more popular in recent years. While these products provide ambiance and a little warmth, keep in mind the fuel, device and open flame can be dangerous.