Many residents may not know that fireworks are illegal inside Collinsville City limits; however, “consumer fireworks” such as sparklers and fountains are allowed. Please exercise extreme caution when using the consumer fireworks - they can cause severe burns and other bodily injuries. The consumer types of fireworks are generally weaker in explosive power compared to professional displays and include snake or glow worm pellets, smoke devices, party poppers, snappers, trick matches, etc.
Several well-known types of fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles are wholeheartedly illegal not just in Collinsville, but also in the State of Illinois. Any other type of firework and / or pyrotechnic display are also strictly prohibited. Our City is firm in what we do not allow during July 4th celebrations; anyone caught violating City code will be subject to a fine and confiscation of all illegal fireworks.
Each July 4th the Collinsville Police Department works hard to patrol our community. They want to ensure that our residents are celebrating safely and obeying the law. They are always ready to respond to reports of illegal firework activity and / or other complaints. Our Fire Department is also on-call and prepped to respond to calls as well.
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances to the public parking lot
at 227 W. Main (across from Spiritos Grocery) this Friday (4/8) from
Noon until 6pm. Power Recycling donates money to Miner's Theatre for the items you drop off.
Call Power Recylcing at 618-344-7232 for more information.