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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the City of Collinsville allow outdoor fires?

Answer:

The City of Collinsville allows small fires such as campfires, small bonfires, etc., set for recreational or religious purposes. Permits are not required. The following rules must be adhered to:

  • Fire is contained in an area under 36 inches diameter and under 24 inches in height.
  • Fire should be at least 25 feet from structures or combustible materials.
  • Fire shall be constantly attended until extinguished.
  • Means of putting out fire shall be immediately available, such as garden hose, extinguisher, shovel and dirt, etc.
  • Extra caution must be used with any recreational fire in dry or windy conditions.  
  • City ordinance prohibits the burning of brush, leaves, limbs, etc.
  • “Patio fireplaces” may be utilized following the manufacturer’s guidelines and the above list. Be careful to maintain proper clearance from combustibles and in the disposal of hot coals.

2. Does the fire department give tours of the firehouses?

Answer: Yes,

The Collinsville Fire Department conducts fire station tours for small groups from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult. 

To arrange a tour of your neighborhood fire station, please contact Fire Administration at (618) 346-5022 ext. 8.

3. How do I obtain a copy of an Ambulance report?

Answer:

In order to obtain a copy of an ambulance report, an "Authorization to Release Medical Information" form signed by the patient or other legally authorized individual plus a photo ID must be submitted. Copies of ambulance reports may be obtained at Collinsville City Hall, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (618) 346-5200.

4. Where can I get a smoke detector?

Answer:

Leave ‘Em Safe Program

If you or someone you know is sleeping in a home without a working smoke detector, call the Fire Department.  Whether the occupant cannot afford a smoke detector or has been unable to get it installed, call us.  If the occupant agrees to let the firefighters enter, a working smoke detector will be installed or battery replaced free of charge to make sure the occupants are protected before anyone sleeps one more night without a smoke detector.

 In short, the Collinsville Fire Department will do whatever it takes to get a smoke detector protecting the household before we leave. Call before another night goes by. 

Station 1:  130 South Clinton, Collinsville, IL  62234 (618) 346-5022 ext. 8

Station 2:  1160 Belt Line, Collinsville, IL  62234 (618)346-5215

5. Where can i get CPR training?

Answer:

The City of Collinsville recognizes the importance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  The instruction of non-Fire Department personnel increases both awareness and readiness within the community.  This readiness plays a vital role in the chain of survival for heart attack victims.

The purpose of the City of Collinsville CPR certification program is to facilitate the education of the general public in the delivery of effective CPR, in accordance with current American Heart Association guidelines.

The Collinsville Fire Department offers certification and recertification classes to laypersons and healthcare providers.  The four-hour classes are $5 per person and priority of available spots is given to residents.  Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certification card valid for two years.

Classes are offered the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.  Please call by 5 p.m. of the preceding Monday to register.  The minimum number of registrants to hold the class is four.  To register, call (618) 346-5200 ext. 3141.

All courses are taught by Collinsville firefighters certified by the American Heart Association. Classes are held at:

Collinsville Firehouse #1

130 S. Clinton St.

Collinsville, IL  62234

6. Why are the hydrants on my street being opened?

Answer:

Hydrant Maintenance Program

The purpose of the Collinsville hydrant flushing program is to provide better water quality to residents and ensure their proper operation in the event of a fire.   For the hydrant to operate properly, crews check for ease of opening and closing, ensure that water flow stops when the hydrant is shut down, and make sure water remaining in the barrel drains down below ground level into surrounding soil. If a hydrant does not perform all of these functions, the hydrant must be repaired by the Water Department. Hard turning or inoperable fire hydrants can be a serious problem for the Fire Department during emergency situations and any leaks within the hydrant can be a source of water loss and a major cause for hydrant freeze up during the winter months.

City ordinance also requires that fire hydrants have a 48-inch circle around the hydrant that is free from obstructions.  This helps firefighters find the hydrant in the event of an emergency.  When a violation of this ordinance is discovered, a letter will be sent to the homeowner requesting the obstruction be removed, and follow-up will be performed to ensure removal has been completed.

The City will update areas with hydrants being flushed on their website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.  Hydrant flushing may cause residential water to temporarily turn brownish in color.  If this occurs, run the water until it becomes clear, and refrain from washing white clothes at that time.


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    City of Collinsville

    125 S. Center Street
    Collinsville,IL 62234

    Tel: 618-346-5200

    Service Desk Hours: 8:30am - 5:00 pm

    Contact City Council:

    Mayor John Miller  - jmiller@collinsvilleil.org - 618-346-5200 x1162 

    Councilman Tony Hausmann  - thausmann@collinsvilleil.org - 618-346-5200 x1169

    Councilman Jeff Stehman  - jstehman@collinsvilleil.org - 618-346-5200 x1135

    Councilman David Jerome  - djerome@collinsvilleil.org - 618-346-5200 x1164

    Councilman Donna Green  - dgreen@collinsvilleil.org - 618-346-5200 x1161