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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Public Safety Open House


Here we go again with hopes you’ll mark your calendar to attend the thing we look most forward to as the seasons change. We always enjoy opening our doors in early fall to showcase ourselves and give Naperville residents a glimpse into all that is the Naperville Fire Department and Naperville Police Department.

SAVE THE DATE! I’m excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Public Safety Open House again! This year’s family-friendly event will take place at the Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

  • 10AM-2PM Sat., Sept. 23, 2023
  • Rain date: Sun., Sept. 24, 2023
  • Parking available at Safety Town and the church across River Road.

This event is perfect for families and scouts. The purpose of this event 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” to keep their families safe.

This must-see event will showcase a variety of activities including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest, a K-9 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.

Have you ever wanted to see our Water Rescue Team in action? We’ll have an action-packed demo!

Do you like food trucks? We’ll have those, too! Old favorites such as the evidence collection demonstration of fingerprint lifting and visits by Sparky and McGruff will be back again.

The Public Safety Open House is an event for the entire community to gain valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. We’ll also have a fire truck jumpy!

For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us or email Zoe McCabe at mccabez@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.