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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Fire Prevention 24-7 — Alert! Alert! Alert!


The Naperville Fire Department alerts residents and businesses of groups improperly soliciting fire education and supplies.

Did you know that the NFD does not charge for its public education and safety recommendations?

The City of Naperville and NFD advise residents that it has received inquiries regarding groups and individuals marketing fire education safety presentations and products to the community.

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In addition, some of these groups have claimed to be direct members of the Naperville Fire Department and are soliciting donations, seeking appointments for fire safety presentations or attempting to sell fire safety products.

“Fire Department membership does not solicit donations for the department,” Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis said. “The Fire Department is always happy to provide fire safety recommendations, materials and speak in front of a group about a variety of fire safety topics at no charge.”

If a resident receives one of these solicitations, the Fire Department asks that resident to obtain the individual’s name and contact the Fire Department Administration at (630) 420-6142.

The Fire Department would assist in verifying the legitimacy of the person’s affiliation or business and would follow-up to validate any questions residents have.

Reminder about upcoming events: Passport to Safety is 10AM-1PM, Sept. 29, at Safety Town 1320 Aurora Ave. Also, Public Safety Open House will be held 11AM-2PM, Oct. 13, at Public Safety Campus 1380 Aurora Ave.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at mclaughlins@naperville.il.us. Have a safe September and remember to TEST YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS! See you next month.


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Soraya McLaughlin
Soraya McLaughlin
Soraya McLaughlin is the Naperville Fire Department Community Education Specialist. Contact her via email at mclaughlins@naperville.il.us.


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