CALENDAR EVENTS


                    January 

Jan 13 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm

Jan 20 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

Jan 27 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm


                  February   

Feb 17 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

Feb 24 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm


                      March 

Mar 17 - Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7pm Open to the Public

Mar 31 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm


                       April  

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

Apr 28 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 5pm



                      Keep the Wreath Red                       

In 1980, the
Illinois Fire Chiefs Association adopted a new program called “Keep the Wreath Red”. This program was founded by the Naperville (IL) Fire Department in 1954. Keep the Wreath Red has become an annual event, with fire departments participating all across Illinois. The program is designed to focus an awareness of safety while decorating our homes for the holidays.

How the program works is quite simple; the local fire department places a wreath on the front of their building and lights it with a string of red lights. The wreaths remain lit twenty-four hours a day throughout the holiday season. Whenever a fire occurs that is a result of holiday decorations, a white bulb replaces a red bulb on the wreath. This serves as a constant reminder to practice safety while installing and displaying holiday decorations.

Some suggestions to help make this holiday season safer are:

  • Keep the use of extension cords to a minimum

  • If extension cords must be used, make sure they are free of cracked or split insulation, have appropriate grounding plugs in place

  • Keep all electrical wiring out of walkways or places where they may become pinched or worn

  • Read the packaging for all lights to be sure you are not overloading your electrical circuits

  • Check the electrical wiring often for possible problems

  • Do not use candles on or near combustible decorations

  • Do not leave burning candles unattended

The Spring Grove Fire Department is a proud sponsor of this program.

Posted: December 2014