CALENDAR EVENTS


                September 

Sep 9 - Heartsaver CPR @ 5pm - CANCELLED

Sep 16 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

Sep 20 - Fall Kids Fest @ Horse Fair Park

Sep 23 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm


                   October   

Oct 21 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

                 November 

Nov 18 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

                 December  

Dec 15 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public




Burning Season starts October 4th...

Burning Season: Weekends in April, May, October, & November

Illinois is vulnerable to brush fires during periods of dry weather and high winds. Most brush fires are directly caused by humans, often by negligence. They pose a tremendous risk because they can occur in areas where traditional firefighting equipment cannot be used and trained wildland firefighter's must travel on foot, carrying their equipment.

Burning Brush"When it is necessary to burn brush from falling tree limbs or tree trimming, make sure the brush is piled in a safe location. Embers may flare up, and float in the air. They may land on buildings or vehicles if you do not chose a safe location.

Pile the brush close to a water access, such as a garden hose, creek or stream. If the fire starts to get out of control you can quickly douse it with water by either squirting it from the hose or pouring buckets of water around the perimeter and Call 911!

If the area you are burning in is extremely dry, it is advisable to wet the perimeter down before you begin burning the brush. Do not make a huge pile, especially if there are not enough people to assist you. Start burning the brush in a small pile and add more as it burns down. Burn the brush pile on a day where no winds are predicted. Wind can fan the fire, allowing it to get out of control. The wind may also lift larger pieces of brush and carry them to other areas where they will start a fire.

Use caution when lighting the brush pile. Make sure the pile is dry, and place a few pieces of crumpled paper around it, and light the paper. The paper will slowly ignite the dry brush. Never use anything combustible such as gas or lighter fluid, as this will flare up, and will possibly burn you as you attempt to light the brush pile." (ehow.com)

Always check for a Fire Weather Watch (means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur) before burning.  This can be done through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov.  Or call the Spring Grove Fire Protection District at (815) 675-2450 to check if burning conditions are within McHenry County's Burning Ordinance.

Summary of McHenry County's Burning Ordinance:
*The Village of Spring Grove enforces the McHenry County's Health Department's Burning Ordinance*
Burning Ordinance Flyer

Click Here for a copy of McHenry County's Complete Burning Ordinance.