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.
Now accepting applications for POC/Volunteers
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Applications due back by July 24th!
LEAVE THE FIREWORKS
TO THE PROFESSIONALS
Sky lanterns are illegal in Illinois
On May 14th, 2013, the Office of State Fire Marshal's (OSFM) Consumer Fireworks Review Committee voted to place Sky Lanterns on the "Prohibited Consumer Fireworks" list. It is therefore illegal to sell or use Sky Lanterns in the State of Illinois
Click here for the list of "approved/prohibited" fireworks for Illinois
The lanterns are made of oiled rice paper with a bamboo frame, materials that can easily catch on fire. It uses a candle or wax fuel cell inside the device. The lit flame heats the inside of the lantern, causing it to rise into the air. Once lit and airborne, it can travel over a mile in distance. Wind can affect the sky lantern, blowing the sides, forcing the hot air out and sending the flaming lantern back to the ground. These lanterns have the potential to cause fires. A flaming lantern can drop onto a rooftop, field, trees or power lines before the flame is fully extinguished. A destructive fire can result when a flaming lantern reaches the ground during dry conditions. Sky lanterns should not be used under any circumstances
Before you grab those flip-flops and your SPF30, take a moment
to check out these safety tips:
Enroll children in swimming lessons
Don't rely on lifeguards to watch over your children
Never leave your child unattended
Heat Related Illnesses
Wear appropriate clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat
Take frequent water breaks
Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle
Everyone should wear a U.S. Coast Gurad approved life jacket
Keep your eyes on the weather
Take a Boat Safety Course
FIRE UP THE GRILL, NOT THE PATIO!
Click here for grilling safety tips
SEVERE WEATHER & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
How Prepared or Unprepared are you?
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
Here is a great opportunity for you! Every second Monday of each month at 1:30pm, the Minooka Library has a FREE Fire and Life Safety Program given by a real firefighter. Each class session is approximately 30 minutes long. Call to reserve your family's spot today...(815) 467-1600.
February- Poison Prevention
March- Severe Weather Preparedness
April- Bike Safety
May- Tour the Fire Station
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.