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Public Safety Open House


A deluge of rain didn’t keep some dedicated families from the October 1 Public Safety Open House, but it did cause the cancellation of several Fire Department demonstrations.

Therefore, NFD is going to continue the fun from 4:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Come on out to Public Safety Plaza, 1380 Aurora Avenue, for flashover fire, auto extrication and foam trailer demonstrations!

Each year, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments "Partner for Prevention" during Public Safety Month in October. This year's Public Safety Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. This must-see, all-ages event is held on Naperville's Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

Event Info

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Naperville's Public Safety Campus
1380 Aurora Ave.


The Public Safety Open House is an event the entire community will enjoy while gaining valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.

What to Expect

This must-see event will include a variety of activities and demonstrations including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest along with a helicopter exercise, a K-9 demonstration, a SRT (Special Response Team) tactical 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.

Old favorites such as the evidence collection demonstration of fingerprint lifting, fire extinguisher training, and visits by Sparky and McGruff will be back again this year, as well. New this year, attendees will be able to take a look at the Fire Department's new drone and also take part in FREE blood pressure screenings.


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” in order to keep their families safe.


Soraya McLaughlin
Public Education Specialist
Naperville Fire Department
(630) 305-7055

Julie Smith
Crime Prevention Specialist
Naperville Police Department
(630) 305-5450