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From The Chief

Welcome to the Channahon Fire Protection District

On behalf of the staff of our fire district, we welcome you to our website. We encourage you to review the links to learn more about who we are, what we do, and the resources we have to keep you safe. Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our organization.

Community protection, education, and service remain our core visionary principles. Our vision coupled with our values, drives our premier emergency service operations, administrative functions, and support services within the community.

It is an honor to serve our residents, businesses, and stakeholders within the Channahon Fire Protection District’s Community.

If you have questions outside of what is available on our website, please call 815-467-6767. Our professional staff will work with you to answer questions or provide any resources you may seek.

Thank you,

John Petrakis, Fire Chief

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The Channahon Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the newest addition to our staff, Luanne Cantrell, Community Support Services Coordinator. “Lu” has served in a voluntary capacity since 2016 and initially served as our Chaplain. Since beginning her tenure, the Chaplain model has evolved well outside of the typical fire chaplain framework. Through her experiences in dealing with people in crisis in her District role and Pastor, she has expanded the scope of what this role can provide. In alignment with our Community Risk Reduction plan and objectives, Lu’s scope has evolved into a community support role which offers an array of services she can help people acquire. With the assistance of our firefighter/paramedics, they will work with individuals and families to coordinate referrals to Lu and help them gain access to services which improve the quality of life, safety, and well-being of our community.

Luanne recently retired as a pastor of the Peace Lutheran Church in Morris with 14 years total serving in the church. She has been a resident of Channahon since 2013 and resides with her husband, Jim, and three cats. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and exhibiting their cats in area shows.

“I believe my education, life experience, and time as a parish pastor have given me a unique set of skills to be used in the fire service. As the need for mental health and community support resources continues to grow in our community, we aim to provide an extension of our high-quality emergency services. When responding to calls or other inquiries, we can assist residents by connecting them with area resources such as mental health providers, senior services, support groups, and government agencies to name a few. It is about connecting community with compassion and care; we will strive to achieve just that!”
~ Lu

If you have questions about the Community Support Services Program or have a family member or other loved one you care about who might require support, please contact resources@channahonfire.com to inquire as to how we might assist you.

You can also check out our newly developed website link and access information on the program at www.channahonfire.com/community-support-services/
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The Channahon Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the newest addition to our staff, Luanne Cantrell, Community Support Services Coordinator.  “Lu” has served in a voluntary capacity since 2016 and initially served as our Chaplain.  Since beginning her tenure, the Chaplain model has evolved well outside of the typical fire chaplain framework.  Through her experiences in dealing with people in crisis in her District role and Pastor, she has expanded the scope of what this role can provide.  In alignment with our Community Risk Reduction plan and objectives, Lu’s scope has evolved into a community support role which offers an array of services she can help people acquire.  With the assistance of our firefighter/paramedics, they will work with individuals and families to coordinate referrals to Lu and help them gain access to services which improve the quality of life, safety, and well-being of our community.

Luanne recently retired as a pastor of the Peace Lutheran Church in Morris with 14 years total serving in the church.  She has been a resident of Channahon since 2013 and resides with her husband, Jim, and three cats. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and exhibiting their cats in area shows.

“I believe my education, life experience, and time as a parish pastor have given me a unique set of skills to be used in the fire service. As the need for mental health and community support resources continues to grow in our community, we aim to provide an extension of our high-quality emergency services. When responding to calls or other inquiries, we can assist residents by connecting them with area resources such as mental health providers, senior services, support groups, and government agencies to name a few.  It is about connecting community with compassion and care; we will strive to achieve just that!”
~ Lu

If you have questions about the Community Support Services Program or have a family member or other loved one you care about who might require support, please contact resources@channahonfire.com to inquire as to how we might assist you.  

You can also check out our newly developed website link and access information on the program at https://www.channahonfire.com/community-support-services/

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Firefighter Cindy

Firefighter Cindy’s is the Community Educator for Channahon and Minooka Fire Protection Districts. Visiting area schools and fire & life safety to residents, Education is a key component to maintaining a safe and smart community.

CPR Classes

American Heart Association CPR Classes are offered at Minooka and Channahon Fire Stations.

Classes Offered:

Healthcare Provider Class
Heartsaver with AED
1st Aid Class
1st Aid/CPR/AED Class
C.P.R. for Family and Friends

Babysitting Classes

2024

March 25th (Monday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: March 18th, 4pm
*This class is during spring break for Minooka and Channahon schools

June 3rd (Monday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: May 28th, 4pm

June 7th (Friday) Channahon Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: May 28th, 4pm

Kid’s Page

This is the place to be! There are some great websites on the Kid’s Page for fire safety games and tips just for kids. You can also download your Drill Homework!

Click the link below to access the Kid’s Page!

Car Seat Inspections & Installations

Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act
The Child Passenger Protection Act requires that all children under age 8 be properly secured in an appropriate child safety restraint system. This includes the use of booster seats, which must only be used with a lap/shoulder safety belt. If the back seat of the vehicle is not equipped with lap/shoulder type safety belts, a child weighing more than 40 pounds may be transported in the back seat without a booster seat, secured with a lap belt only.

The Channahon Fire Protection District staffs 1 certified Car Seat Technician to assist and educate the community regarding proper car safety seat use and installation. Child safety seat installations can be done when a certified technician is on duty and available.

Inspections and installations are by appointment.

Call 1-815-467-6767 to schedule an appointment.

Mission Statement

The Channahon Fire Protection District and its members provide a unique service in the areas of emergency response, education, and awareness with professionalism, dedication, and pride to the community and those in need.

Protect

The Channahon Fire Protection District will protect the firefighters who serve this community by furnishing them with state of the art equipment offering exceptional capability and safety. The Channahon Fire Protection District will protect the citizens of this community through the established service levels including fire suppression, pre-hospital care, fire prevention, community education, fire investigations, technical rescue, and water rescue operations.

Serve

The Channahon Fire Protection District shall foster a cohesive environment that promotes organizational ownership through opportunity and leadership resulting professional development. The Channahon Fire Protection District shall supply the citizens of this community with the expectation of upholding the highest professional conduct and delivery of service each time we may be called to assist a citizen in need.

Educate

The Channahon Fire Protection District shall prepare the firefighter of this community to operate as competent Firefighters, Paramedics, and Officers on the fire ground, in the fire station, and within the Channahon Fire Protection District at all times. The Channahon Fire Protection District will safeguard the citizens of this community through aggressive fire prevention and public education programs that instil the value of emergency preparedness.

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