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Public Safety Open House Taking Place Saturday, October 1

Police and fire departments “partner for prevention” with demonstrations, safety information and activities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Naperville Police and Fire Departments invite all residents to attend the annual Public Safety Open House taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at Naperville’s Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

Bring the whole family for this fun and educational day, which features a variety of activities and demonstrations by Naperville’s finest. Demonstrations begin at 10:45 a.m. and include a training exercise in which a Lifestar helicopter lands and emergency personnel perform an auto extrication with a simulated intoxicated driver arrest. In addition, the Naperville Police Department’s K9 unit and Special Response Team will showcase their talents and firefighters will demonstrate just how quickly a fire spreads with a flashover fire demonstration.

During this event, participants will also have the chance to view and interact with police and fire equipment and vehicles, including the Fire Department’s first engine – a hand pumper purchased in 1874. Attendees will be able to take home fire and crime prevention information and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog. The Open House will also feature annual favorites such as the children’s identification fingerprinting station, fire extinguisher training and a forensics booth as well as a few new features, such as free blood pressure screenings and a visit from Kona Ice!

For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/psoh.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.