Naperville’s Annual Public Safety Open House Set for Sept. 17

Enjoy police and fire demonstrations, safety resources and activities for all ages at this free family-friendly event

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, Sept. 17, at Naperville’s Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

Bring the whole family for this fun and educational day full of safety information, activities and demonstrations by Naperville’s finest. Demonstrations are scheduled to begin around noon and include a water rescue in Lake Osborne and a training exercise in which a helicopter lands (currently scheduled for 1:30 p.m.) and emergency personnel perform an auto extrication with a simulated intoxicated driver arrest. In addition, the Naperville Police Department’s K9 unit will showcase its talents, and firefighters will demonstrate just how quickly a fire spreads with a flashover fire demonstration. The demonstration schedule is subject to change.

During this free event, participants will also have the chance to view and interact with police and fire equipment and vehicles, take home fire safety and crime prevention information, and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog, among other activities. The open house will also feature food trucks with food available for purchase from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. For more information, visit

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