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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.

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...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Welcome 2021 with open arms

It’s safe to say that 2020 was the most challenging year we’ve probably ever had in our lifetime. Even so, there were definitely some...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Frightful and delightful times

Winter is coming and for homeowners this means being prepared for the utmost extremes; the frightful and the delightful! Over the holidays and winter months...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Follow fall fire safety tips before winter

The months just seem to be flying by. The leaves have begun turning from green to orange, yellow and red, the weather turned cooler,...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Back to School

Back to school season is here, although it looks a little different than we had hoped. Many of you have kids that will be...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Resuming fire safety

Happy August, Naperville! The Naperville Fire Department is excited to announce that since the State has moved to Phase 4, we are ready to...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Play safely around water

Health experts believe child drownings could rise this summer as more families stay home because of COVID-19. Keeping our kids safe by the water is...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Contest

Who is ready for some friendly competition? Let's grow some pumpkins, Naperville! The 1st Annual Great Pumpkin Contest begins now! Come and grab your...

Fire Prevention 24-7 – Community Connect

The Naperville Fire Department is always looking for new ways to better serve the citizens of Naperville. For this reason, the Department is rolling out...

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