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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Fire Prevention 24-7 – From block parties to parades and more


It’s that time of the year when we get lots of requests for block parties and parades.

Parades – The parade coordinator will designate two individuals, 21-years or older, who will be Grand Marshals. Be prepared to provide names when calling.

The Grand Marshals will:

  • Be placed behind the fire apparatus
  • Remain a minimum of 20 feet from the apparatus
  • All other participants will remain behind the Grand Marshals

This is imperative to ensure the safety of all the parade participants.

Block Parties – The Naperville Fire Department will visit your neighborhood block party to provide an educational presentation to both parents and children. Families are welcome to tour the vehicles after the presentation, as time allows.

Also remember that fire crews are considered “in-service” during the block party/parade and may need to leave at a moment’s notice if dispatched to an emergency call.

A minimum of 10 days’ notice is requested to ensure our ability to participate in your event. To schedule a block party, visit, or a parade please call Fire Administration at (630) 305-5900 or email gargiulom@naperville.il.us.

Station Tours – The Naperville Fire Department conducts fire station tours for small groups Monday through Friday from 10AM to 4:30PM. Participants must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult.

A minimum of 10 days’ notice is requested. Questions about tours can be directed to Fire Administration at (630) 305-5900 or email gargiulom@naperville.il.us.

Fire Drills – The Naperville Fire Department will supervise fire drills upon request at public buildings or businesses, while offering recommendations for improvements if necessary.
You may email me at mclaughlins@naperville.il.us to set up your drill.

Don’t forget to save the date! The annual Public Safety Open House will be from 10AM to 2PM on Sat., Sept. 17, 2022, at the Public Safety Campus on Aurora Avenue. Can’t wait to see you!! This is a family-friendly event!

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