Join us this Sunday, December 4th 8a-12p
at Fire Station #1
7901 E. Minooka Rd.
We are a drop off center through December 19th.
Keep The Wreath RED
Prevent Holiday Fires
The "Keep the Wreath Red" program is an annual event aimed at increasing the
awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays.
The program works this way - hung on the front of each of the stations in Minooka is a wreath which is strung with red lights. The wreaths remain lit twenty four hours a day starting
Decemer 1st through Jan 2nd. If a fire occurs that is determined to be the result of a holiday decoration, a white bulb replaces a red bulb on the wreath. The hope is the wreath will serve as
a constant reminder to practice safety while displaying holiday decorations.
Here are some suggestions for holiday safety:
1. Artificial trees are safer than real trees. If purchasing a real tree select one which is deep green in color and has a strong scent of pine.
2. Keep extension cord use at a minimum.
3. Use only lights which are approved by a national testing laboratory.
4. Do not use indoor lights outdoors.
5. Do not overload electrical outlets or circuits.
6. Do not leave lit candles unattended. Try using battery operated or flameless candles instead. If you do use real candels, keep them away from combustible materials.
Fire Safety Starts With A Plan
Review your family's fire escape plan today!
Do you know the difference?
CPR CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Learn CPR Today
Call to set up a day for a FREE class for your family
815.467.5637 ext. 112
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
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.