Parents: Before you send your student off to college, join Minooka Fire and Minooka Police
on June 27th at 6pm. This informative and fun evening will help keep them safe while
they are away at school. We will cover security and personal safety, fire safety, and electrical/chemical safety.
NEW THIS YEAR...learn how to use a fire extinguisher with live fire!!
Call today to reserve your spot, 815-467-5637 ext 112.
One parent must attend with student.
FREE goodie bag for first 15 Minooka High School seniors that sign up!
It is important to know how to be safe while you're in the water. Here are some important swimming safety tips you should be aware of before you head out to the pool or beach:
1. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
2. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
3. Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child's life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
4. Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone.
5. Maintain constant supervision.
6. Make sure everyone in your family learns to swim well.
7. If you have a pool, secure it with appropriate barriers. Many children who drown in home pools were out of sight for less than five minutes and in the care of one or both parents at the time.
8. Avoid distractions when supervising children around water. Stay off your cell phone.
9. If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.
10. Have appropriate equipment, such as reaching or throwing equipment, a cell phone, life jackets and a first aid kit.
11. Know how and when to call 9-1-1
12. Enroll in our First Aid/CPR/AED course to learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies.
13. Protect your skin. Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 30.
14. Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them.
Minooka Fire Protection District received a donation of two new King Vision intubation devices from Morris Hospital EMS. King Vision is designed to enable quick and easy intubation with its display providing a consistent clear real-time view of a patient's airway.
We would like to thank Morris Hospital for their continued support and commitment to our community.
Home Fire Safety Inspections
It is our pleasure to announce the Minooka Fire Protection District Home Fire Safety Inspection Program. This program is to assist residents of Minooka in making their homes safer and reduce the possibility of a devastating fire. The Minooka Fire Protection District strongly encourages all homeowners to conduct a home fire safety inspection annually of their residence. Please use the residential fire safety check sheet to assist you in making your home a safer place for you and your family.
We will provide the home fire safety inspection FREE of charge to Minooka Fire Protection District residents upon request. For more information or to make an appointment, call 815-467-5637 ext. 113.
Read our article from the Morris Hearld News:
Are you prepared?
Have a plan and practice it.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
1. Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
2. Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
4. Flashlight and extra batteries
5. First aid kit
6. Whistle to signal for help
7. Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
9. Manual can opener for food
10. Local maps
11. Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
12. Pet food
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
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