CALENDAR EVENTS


                     March    

Mar 3 - Heartsaver CPR @ 6:30pm
CANCELLED

Mar 8 - Special Board of Trustees Meeting @ 8
Open to the Public

Mar 18 - Primary Election Voting 5am-6pm

Board of Trustees meeting @ 7pm
Open to the Public

Mar 23 - EXPLORER PANCAKE BREAKFAST!


Mar 27 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 6:30pm
CANCELLED

                       April   

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

Apr 27 -
Join Explorer Post 1800 for the Human Race in McHenry.  Click for Details.

Apr 29 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 6:30pm Seats still Open


                        May   

May 18 -Friends & Family CPR @ 9:00am
Seats still Open - Free to Area Residents.


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

May 29 - Healthcare Provider CPR @ 6:30pm
Seats still Open

                       June   

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

                        July 


                    August  


                September 


                   October   


                 November 


                 December  



 

The Spring Grove Explorer Post 1800 would like to

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

In making this year's Pancake Breakfast a Success!

Posted: March 26, 2014

Burning Season starts April 5th...

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.

Posted: March 26, 2014