Citizens Appreciate Public Safety (CAPS)

Fire Department Recognition

Nominate a member of the Naperville Fire Department for a CAPS Award by September 20, 2018. Then, join us for the awards ceremony on October 18, 2018. See below for details.

CAPS is a community group that recognizes public safety personnel for their contributions to the City. Each year, Naperville residents are asked to nominate public safety employees who have displayed an interest in Naperville’s residents in a manner above and beyond the call of duty and exhibited a genuine concern for the welfare and well being of all Naperville citizens.

There are two annual CAPS Awards Recognition Ceremonies; the spring to recognize outstanding Police Department personnel and the fall to recognize outstanding Fire Department personnel.


Nominations for employees of the Naperville Police and Fire Departments are accepted by the CAPS Board year-round. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, you may submit your nomination for a CAPS Award in the form of a letter to or by filling out the online form available at

Nominations for the 2018 Fire Department recognition event are now being accepted through Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Upcoming Recognition Event

The CAPS awards dinner honoring members of the Naperville Fire Department will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave.

Tickets are available for $30 each by contacting Ruthi Sommers at the Naperville Fire Department. Email or in person at 1380 Aurora Ave., Naperville.