Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a copy of my fire report or ambulance report for my insurance?
How do I know what fire district I live in?
What type of classes does the fire district offer?
Can I bring my child/or group to tour the fire station?
Can a fire engine come to our block party?
Can we have a birthday party at the fire station or have the fire engine come to our house for a birthday party?
I bought a new swimming pool. Can the fire department fill it?
My son/daughter is in high school and is interested in being a firefighter. Do you have a Cadet program?
How do I become a volunteer firefighter with the Minooka Fire District?
How often should smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors be replace?
Where can sharps, household chemicals, and expired medications be disposed?
For Household Chemical Disposal: To dispose of latex paint, simply let it air dry or mix some absorbent material into it. When dry, set it out for your regular refuse service. You may need to leave the lid off the can to demonstrate to hauler personnel that it is indeed a dry material and not a full, liquid can of paint.
To dispose of oil-based paints or other unwanted household chemicals, check with the IEPA at www.epa.state.il.us for a current list of the one-day household hazardous waste collection events in your area.
You may also check with the Naperville HHW site located 156 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville (located just north of Public Works at Fort Hill Drive & Jefferson Avenue. The facility is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays. For more information, call 630-420-6095. For a list of items accepted at this site, lease see page fourteen of the Grundy County Green Guide.
For Medication Disposal: We do not accept medication or sharps containers. The medication drop box is meant to collect excess, unwanted or expired pill medications, which helps keep them out of young people’s hands and protects the environment. Both Minooka and Channahon Police Departments have drop boxes in their lobby areas.
What fire codes does the Fire Protection District enforce?
The District has adopted the 2021 International Fire Code, with amendments. If building within the Village of Minooka, contact the Minooka Building Department. Ordinance- Villiage of Minooka
If in the Village of Channahon, contact the Channahon Building Department.
If you are building in the unincorporated area of the Minooka Fire District, contact our Fire Inspector at (815) 467-5637 ext 113.
Minooka Fire District Ordinance
Are there fees for plan reviews?
Are fire sprinklers required in all buildings?
Does the fire district offer CPR classes for businesses?
Does the fire district offer fire extinguisher training?
Is it possible to have a firefighter give a fire safety presentation to our group?
I think there is a potential fire hazard at a building I frequent in Minooka or Channahon. Who can I contact to discuss it?
Please contact Fire Inspector at 815-467-5637 ext. 113 with any questions.