Rained-out Public Safety Open House and Stop, Drop and Run 5K Rescheduled for Sunday, October 22

Police and fire departments invite residents to new features along with their traditional line-up of family-favorite demonstrations and activities

Refusing to let last weekend’s storm dampen their spirits, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments have rescheduled both the inaugural Stop, Drop and Run 5K and the annual Public Safety Open House for Sunday, October 22.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Fire Station No. 7, 1380 Aurora Avenue, and will bring walkers and runners on a three-loop course around Lake Osborne and Naperville’s Public Safety Campus. Online registration for this race has ended. Race-day registration will be accepted beginning at 7 a.m. at Fire Station No. 7.

The Public Safety Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Avenue. Demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include an auto extrication, followed by the landing of a Lifestar helicopter, weather permitting, and an example of just how quickly a fire spreads with a flashover fire demonstration, among other demonstrations. During this event, participants will also have the chance to view and interact with police and fire equipment and vehicles, take home fire and crime prevention information, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.

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

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.