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Naperville Hose Company One is set to host fundraiser on Sept. 15


Above / The Joe Naper Hand Pumper finds its home at Naper Settlement where it occasionally puts on demonstrations during special events at the outdoor history museum as well as during Naperville parades with support from Naperville Hose Company One. (PN File Photo)

The Naperville Hose Company One will host its annual fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s on Thurs., Sept. 15, 2022. Simply mention “Naperville Hose Company” when ordering.

During the 2022 Last Fling Labor Day Parade, local firefighters portrayed local public safety during demonstrations with the Joe Naper Pumper. (PN Photo 2022)

“The Naperville Hose Company One is a nonprofit organization made up of retired and active Naperville Firefighters.,” noted Mike Rafferty for Naperville Hose Company One. “Hose Company One is actually the original name of the fire department which was formed in 1874.”

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Plan to learn the history of local public safety practices via Naperville Fire Department displays and demonstrations during the annual Public Safety Open House planned from 10AM to 2PM Sat., Sept. 17, at the Public Safety Center, 1390 Aurora Ave. (PN File Photo)

Funds raised by Naperville Hose Company One are used to maintain the archives of the Naperville Fire Department and maintain the Joe Naper Hand Pumper (which was the very first piece of firefighting apparatus the City purchased back in 1874) and the 1924 Ahrens Fox Pumper along with many other historical items from the fire department.

The 1924 Ahrens Fox Pumper, now restored, is another popular attraction in Naperville Parades. (PN Photo 2022)

Lou Malnati’s is generously donating 20 percent of each sale at its two Naperville locations, 131 W. Jefferson Ave. and 2879 95th Street, as well as online orders. (Again, mention the Hose Company when ordering.)

Order food from Lou Malnatis on Sept. 15 and support the history of the Naperville Fire Department.

Also, as a reminder, the annual Public Safety Open House with the theme “Prepare, Practice and Prevent” is an educational and entertaining event with enlightening demonstrations for the entire community. Gain valuable safety information for families, neighborhoods and workplaces from 10AM to 2PM Sat., Sept. 17, at the Public Safety Center, Aurora Avenue at River Road.

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