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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

Latest Facebook Post

Press Release
22511 S Deal Avenue
Building Fire
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

On September 19, 2020, at approximately 3:19 AM, the Channahon Fire Protection District was dispatched for a residential building fire across the street from 22516 S Deal Avenue. Upon arrival, fire companies reported a well involved residential structure. The actual incident address was confirmed as 22511 S Deal Avenue.

Suppression operations along with interior searches of the home’s unaffected area were initiated by crews. Fire attack operations transitioned to the exterior following immediate interior searches due to the volume of fire present. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. An elevated master stream supported by hand lines were used to extinguish the fire. Fire control was achieved at approximately 5:00 AM.

Local fire agencies assisting at the scene included Minooka, Troy, Wilmington, Lockport, Elwood, Morris, Coal City, and Wilmington ESDA. Apparatus from East Joliet, New Lenox, and Homer provided area coverage for the duration of the incident. Channahon Police assisted with scene and traffic control.

NiCor and ComEd secured utility service to the home.

The house and contents are a total loss. Total estimated loss was not available at time of this press release. The cause of the fire is not known and is currently under investigation by fire investigators from MABAS Division 15.

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Authority:
John Petrakis, Fire Chief
815-467-6767
jpetrakis@channahonfire.com
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Press Release
22511 S Deal Avenue 
Building Fire
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

On September 19, 2020, at approximately 3:19 AM, the Channahon Fire Protection District was dispatched for a residential building fire across the street from 22516 S Deal Avenue. Upon arrival, fire companies reported a well involved residential structure. The actual incident address was confirmed as 22511 S Deal Avenue. 

Suppression operations along with interior searches of the home’s unaffected area were initiated by crews. Fire attack operations transitioned to the exterior following immediate interior searches due to the volume of fire present. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.  An elevated master stream supported by hand lines were used to extinguish the fire. Fire control was achieved at approximately 5:00 AM. 

Local fire agencies assisting at the scene included Minooka, Troy, Wilmington, Lockport, Elwood, Morris, Coal City, and Wilmington ESDA. Apparatus from East Joliet, New Lenox, and Homer provided area coverage for the duration of the incident. Channahon Police assisted with scene and traffic control. 

NiCor and ComEd secured utility service to the home. 

The house and contents are a total loss. Total estimated loss was not available at time of this press release.  The cause of the fire is not known and is currently under investigation by fire investigators from MABAS Division 15.

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Authority: 
John Petrakis, Fire Chief
815-467-6767
jpetrakis@channahonfire.com

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you all for the fine work that goes into each and every call. We should all be proud of our Channahon Fire Department!

Thank you for your hard work. Also thankful no one was injured.

Awesome job be all. We live almost across the street. It was scary to be so close to something like that. Great job be all.

Thank you

Bruce Cleary

Shannon Lambdin

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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

2020

March 25th (Wednesday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: March 18th, 4pm

June 12th (Friday) Channahon Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: June 5th, 4pm

June 17th (Wednesday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: June 10th, 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 2 certified Car Seat Technicians 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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