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:
Going on vacation?
Here are some safety tips to help keep your family safe:
1. Stay off social media. Don’t tip criminals off by sharing too much information on your social networks. Refrain from posting photos, status updates, or “checking in” while on vacation. Even if you have the highest security settings on Facebook and Twitter, your personal information could still be seen by unwanted eyes.
2. Tell friends and family at home your itinerary. It’s a good idea to let family and friends know your plans. Always let someone know when you’re expected to be back and what route you’re planning to take.
3.Keep cash and credit cards separate places. Never carry your credit cards, cash, and passport at the same time. You’ll want to keep some cash in your wallet, and then stash the rest in a pocket or money pouch. If you have a safe in your hotel room, leave the majority of your cash there and only bring what you’ll need for the day.
4. Make a copy of your passport. You’ll want to make two copies of your passport. Leave one copy at home with a trusted friend or family member and take another copy with you. When you go out sightseeing, take the copy with you and leave the original in a hotel safe until you are ready to travel again.
5. Do a security sweep of your hotel room. Always keep your hotel door locked and never answer it for someone you don’t know. If you can, try to get a room near the front desk or the elevator.
1. Supervise kids at all times, even if there is a life guard on duty.
2. Have the kids take swim lessons
3. Secure your pool with appropriate barriers.
4. Ensure everyone in the home knows how to respond to aquatic emergencies by having appropriate safety equipment and taking water safety, first aid and CPR classes.
5. Establish and enforce rules and safe behaviors, such as "no diving", "stay away from drain covers", "swim with an adult present", and "no running near pool".
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
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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