Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Public Safety Complex, 1380 Aurora Ave.
The Naperville Police and Fire Departments will once again be “Partnering for Prevention” during Public Safety Month in October.
The purpose of this initiative 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.
The Public Safety Open House will be held on Naperville’s Public Safety Campus located near 1350 Aurora Avenue on Saturday, October 11 starting at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. This must-see event will include a variety of activities including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest along with a helicopter exercise, K-9 demonstration, taser 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 be on displayed. New this year is participants’ ability to view the first Firefighter and Police Gear Showcase.
Old favorites such as the evidence collection demonstration of fingerprint lifting, fire extinguisher training and visits by Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog will also be back.
Free refreshments and hot dogs will be available.
The Public Safety Open House is an event the entire community will enjoy while gaining valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.
For more information, email Soraya McLaughlin or Julie Smith.