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Public Safety Open House welcomes families

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At noon, attendees can watch behind-the-scenes action of a training exercise when the Air Methods helicopter appears.

UPDATE Oct. 17, 2014 / Reminder!  Costumed youngsters will learn even more about safety when the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club presents its annual Trick or Treat at Safety Town from 10AM to 2PM, Sat., Oct. 18.  The entry fee is $1 per person and a non-perishable item for the food pantry.

UPDATE Oct. 11, 2014 / For an overview of the 2014 Public Safety Open House, check out the most recent post featuring the first-ever style show.

Every October, Naperville turns its focus to public safety awareness, offering a variety of public programs to educate citizens.

The Naperville Police and Fire Departments again will be “Partnering for Prevention” during their annual Public Safety Open House slated from 11AM-3PM Sat., Oct. 11, at the Public Safety Campus, located along Aurora Ave. at River Road.

In addition to all the action-packed demonstrations and hands-on displays, attendees can watch the first-ever, Firefighter and Police Fashion Show, a showcase the latest styles, different gear and uniforms.

At noon, the schedule includes behind-the-scenes action of a training exercise when the Air Methods helicopter lands and emergency personnel perform an auto extrication with a simulated intoxicated driver arrest.

Also new this year is the Police Department’s K-9 unit and the Special Response Team’s Taser deployment demonstration. The event will also feature annual favorites such as the children’s identification fingerprinting station, fire extinguisher training, forensics booth and children’s police challenge.

Participants will also have the chance to view police and fire equipment and vehicles, take home fire and crime prevention information and see a flashover fire demonstration. Children will be given the opportunity to squirt real fire hoses and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.

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Everybody will have a chance to meet first responders and other representatives from the Naperville Fire Department and the Naperville Police Department during the open house.

Free snacks and refreshments will be served and attendees can enter to win raffle prizes.

The Public Safety Open House welcomes the entire community to an enjoyable way to gain valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.

For more information, email Soraya McLaughlin at mclaughlins@naperville.il.us or Julie Smith at smithju@naperville.il.us.

The two Positively Naperville columnists, Soraya McLaughlin and Julie Smith, are featured in the PN archive. Simply use the Search of Something tool, keystroke a columnist’s name, and find many stories featuring a variety of public safety issues.

In the spirit of Crime Stoppers, “Keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility.”  Thanks for paying attention.

RELATED POSTS:  Public Safety Open House 2013   / Public Safety Posts in PN’s Archive

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