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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Public Safety Open House 2014



Once again the Naperville Police and Fire Departments will be “Partnering for Prevention” during Public Safety Month in October. The purpose of this initiative is to disseminate important crime and fire prevention information to the residents of Naperville and to encourage citizen action regarding crime and fire prevention strategies. Both departments firmly believe that citizens are the number one defense against fire and crime and want to spread the word that residents need to “Prepare, Practice and Prevent” in order to keep their families safe.

The Public Safety Open House will be held on Naperville’s Public Safety Campus located on Aurora Avenue from 11AM to 3PM on Sat., Oct. 11.This must-see event will include a variety of activities including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest along with a helicopter exercise, a K-9 demonstration, taser demonstration and a flashover fire demonstration. A large display of Fire and Police vehicles and equipment will also be on-site.

The 1924 Ahrens-Fox, Naperville’s second piece of motorized fire apparatus has been fully restored and will also be proudly displayed. New this year, participants can watch the first ever, Firefighter and Police Fashion Show, where they will be showcasing their different gear/uniforms. You won’t want to miss it!

Old favorites such as the evidence collection demonstration of fingerprint lifting, fire extinguisher training, and visits by Sparky and McGruff will be back again this year, as well.

The Public Safety Open House is an event the entire community will enjoy while gaining valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.

For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us or email Soraya McLaughlin at mclaughlins@naperville.il.us or Julie Smith at smithju@naperville.il.us. Hope to see you there!

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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.