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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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PRESS RELEASE

On February 25, 2020 at approximately 12:23 AM, the Channahon Fire Protection District was dispatched for a residential structure fire at 25754 W Hickory Court, Minooka IL, Channahon Fire Protection Area.

Upon arrival, initial fire companies reported smoke visible from the front of the split level home. All occupants were accounted for upon arrival of emergency responders.

One occupant was transported to St. Joseph’s in Joliet for non-life threatening injuries. Another occupant was evaluated for non-life threatening injuries and released at the scene. No injuries were sustained by firefighters during operations. Additional resources were summoned to the scene for assistance.

Fire was located and contained to an upper level bedroom. Fire was controlled by 12:51 AM. NiCor and ComEd were summoned to the fire scene to secure the utilities.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation at time of this press release. The Office of the State Fire Marshal and MABAS Division 15 Fire Investigations Team are jointly working on the investigation. No dollar loss was available at the time of the fire investigation.

Agencies assisting at the scene included Minooka Fire, Troy Fire, Elwood Fire, Wilmington Fire, Lockport Fire, Morris Fire, and Plainfield Fire. New Lenox Fire, Rockdale Fire, and Plainfield Ambulance provided area coverage while Channahon and mutual aid companies worked at the scene. Will County Sheriff and Channahon Police assisted with scene security during the fire.

Channahon Fire Chaplain along with the American Red Cross are working with the family to provide post fire incident relief and support services. ServPro of Frankfort/Morris/Ottawa secured forced openings and provided clean up resulting from fire operations.

Fire companies and investigators remained on scene until approximately 5:31 AM.

John G. Petrakis, Fire Chief
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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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