Winter Safety Tips

Get ahead of the winter freeze. Tips to get prepared.

Space Heaters

Half of all home heating fires happen in December, January and February.

Keep the Wreath Red

A program to increase the awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays.

“A Culture of Excellent Service”

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.

Fire Chief Al Yancey

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🕯“CANDLE WITH CARE”🕯
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.
If you do burn candles, make sure that you...
🕯Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
🕯Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
🕯Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
🕯Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
🕯Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
🕯Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
🕯Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. 🕯Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet and out of the reach of children.

Think about using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.
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🕯“CANDLE WITH CARE”🕯
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn.
If you do burn candles, make sure that you...
🕯Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
🕯Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
🕯Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
🕯Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
🕯Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
🕯Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
🕯Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. 🕯Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet and out of the reach of children.

Think about using flameless candles in your home. They look and smell like real candles.

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Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.

Each October, the Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year. Thousands attend the weekend activities held at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Weekend features special programs for survivors and coworkers along with moving public ceremonies.

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