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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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#BusinessSafetyTipThursday
With the cold weather, some of our businesses are concerned that their water based fire protection systems may freeze in areas that are not heated. Here is how they can prevent their sprinkler and standpipe systems from freezing: 🥶
❄️ Annual Winterization Service
For most buildings this solution is simple. Annual winterization is the process of preparing your sprinkler system for cold months. This service varies with each building but typically involves turning on heat tracing systems, testing heat tracing for proper operation, draining low points and drum drips, inspecting insulation wrapped pipes for breaches or damage to insulation, etc.
Unfortunately, some buildings may not have existing freeze protection measures in place. For buildings that don’t have these in place, we recommend self-regulating heat trace systems with insulation be installed. A heating cable maintains the temperature of stagnant fluid by replacing the heat lost through the thermal insulation.

❄️ What to do for a Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler:
Wet-pipe sprinkler systems are filled with water and are highly susceptible to freezing when they’re exposed to the cold. Unfortunately, simply setting the temperature in a facility to 70°F doesn’t completely prevent a fire sprinkler freeze up. Facility managers need to monitor buildings for open windows or doors that expose sprinkler systems to cold temperatures. Some other ways to prevent fire protection system freeze-ups include:
• Maintain 40°F temperature throughout the facility
• Insulate pipes subject to the cold
• Check fire sprinkler systems regularly during freezing temperatures

❄️ What to do for a Dry-Pipe Fire Sprinkler:
Dry-pipe systems don’t remain completely dry, despite what their name might suggest. Over time, water and condensation will build up in the system and flow to the low point drains and drum drips. You can easily avoid costly repairs by emptying these drains before the onset of cold weather. Also, verify that the dry-pipe’s compressor is in proper working condition. If the air pressure decreases, then it will trip the valves and allow water into the system. Lastly, ensure all the dry-pipe systems are set to each manufacturer’s air pressure ratio specifications.
• Empty low point drains and drum drips
• Ensure valve room is properly heated or systems are protected from freezing
• Ensure low temperature monitors are operating as intended or if you don’t have this feature consider adding it
• Evaluate air compressor’s working condition
• Check air pressure ratio setting
If you have any questions, please contact your fire sprinkler contactor.
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#BusinessSafetyTipThursday 
With the cold weather, some of our businesses are concerned that their water based fire protection systems may freeze in areas that are not heated. Here is how they can prevent their sprinkler and standpipe systems from freezing: 🥶
❄️ Annual Winterization Service
For most buildings this solution is simple. Annual winterization is the process of preparing your sprinkler system for cold months. This service varies with each building but typically involves turning on heat tracing systems, testing heat tracing for proper operation, draining low points and drum drips, inspecting insulation wrapped pipes for breaches or damage to insulation, etc.
Unfortunately, some buildings may not have existing freeze protection measures in place. For buildings that don’t have these in place, we recommend self-regulating heat trace systems with insulation be installed. A heating cable maintains the temperature of stagnant fluid by replacing the heat lost through the thermal insulation.

❄️ What to do for a Wet-Pipe Fire Sprinkler:
Wet-pipe sprinkler systems are filled with water and are highly susceptible to freezing when they’re exposed to the cold. Unfortunately, simply setting the temperature in a facility to 70°F doesn’t completely prevent a fire sprinkler freeze up. Facility managers need to monitor buildings for open windows or doors that expose sprinkler systems to cold temperatures. Some other ways to prevent fire protection system freeze-ups include:
• Maintain 40°F temperature throughout the facility
• Insulate pipes subject to the cold
• Check fire sprinkler systems regularly during freezing temperatures

❄️ What to do for a Dry-Pipe Fire Sprinkler:
Dry-pipe systems don’t remain completely dry, despite what their name might suggest. Over time, water and condensation will build up in the system and flow to the low point drains and drum drips. You can easily avoid costly repairs by emptying these drains before the onset of cold weather. Also, verify that the dry-pipe’s compressor is in proper working condition. If the air pressure decreases, then it will trip the valves and allow water into the system. Lastly, ensure all the dry-pipe systems are set to each manufacturer’s air pressure ratio specifications.
• Empty low point drains and drum drips
• Ensure valve room is properly heated or systems are protected from freezing
• Ensure low temperature monitors are operating as intended or if you don’t have this feature consider adding it
• Evaluate air compressor’s working condition
• Check air pressure ratio setting
If you have any questions, please contact your fire sprinkler contactor.

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

2022

March 29th (Tuesday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: March 21st, 4pm
*This class is during spring break for Minooka and Channahon schools

June 17th (Friday) Channahon Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: June 13th, 4pm

June 24th (Friday) Minooka Fire Station #1
8am-3pm
Registration deadline: June 20th, 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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