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Soraya McLaughlin

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

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Fire Prevention 24-7 – Naperville Fire Department is hiring

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Fire Prevention 24-7 – Fire safety tips for June, July and August

I think it’s safe to say that summer is here! With the better weather, comes bonfires and more outdoor activities. Because of this I think...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Child water safety

As the calendar and weather are transitioning toward summer, it’s the time of the year to talk about accidental drowning and how to prevent...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Spring cleaning FACTS and more FACTS

Although it might not quite feel like it here, it’s officially spring. Yay! With the arrival of spring comes blue skies, blooming flowers, and,...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Get to know the U.S. P2P arena

Happy March Naperville! Many families are getting ready to venture out to warm and sunny destinations for Spring Break. Some will rent homes or...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Space heater danger

A few weeks ago, 17 people lost their lives in a devastating fire in the Bronx, NY, that was the direct result of a...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Resolve to be ready!

Before the ball dropped and we rang in the New Year, I’m sure many of you had made New Year’s resolutions for 2022. I...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Keep your holidays from going up in flames

With the holidays here, the Naperville Fire Department wants to help reduce your risk of fires and other hazards. First and foremost, please be...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Safety tips for holiday cooks

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. For most, the kitchen is the heart of the...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – 911- Call when you can, text if you can’t

Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) now accepts emergency texts to 911 from individuals who need immediate assistance but can’t talk to a 911...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Public Safety Open House is this weekend

Update, Sept. 22, 2021 / The Naperville Fire Department and Naperville Police Department are set to host their annual Public Safety Open House from...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Naperville is open

Now that the world has opened back up, the public education requests are pouring in! So, I just wanted to discuss the procedures to...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – #NapervilleProud

I often tell residents not to think about ‘if’ severe weather is going to happen, rather they need to prepare for ‘when’ it happens. As...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Save the date! Save September 25!

We’re back! Once again, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments will be “Partnering for Prevention” during Public Safety Month. The purpose of this initiative...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Are you prepared for severe weather?

It’s that time of the year – time for severe weather. How prepared are you? As I type this, I am watching a blizzard...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Safety Town is on!

To follow health and safety guidelines this summer, Safety Town has decided to change the summer program to a one- day 3-hour camp for...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Spring safety tips

Spring is on the way! It’s easy to associate at-home fire protection with the colder months, with the use of space heaters, fireplaces, decorative...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Heating equipment during winter

Did you know…heating is the second leading cause of home fires? During the winter months, one of our concerns at the Fire Department is...

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