Public Safety Open House

Each year, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments "Partner for Prevention" in recognition of Public Safety Month. The 2019 Public Safety Open House was held on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This must-see, all-ages event is held annually on Naperville's Public Safety Campus, 1380 Aurora Ave.

Stop, Drop & Run 5K

Start with the run. Stay for the fun! The Naperville Professional Firefighters for a Cause and the Naperville Fire Department traditionally host the Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp ‘I am Me' prior to the start of the Public Safety Open House.

The beneficiary of the walk/run funds, Camp ‘I Am Me’, is a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. Camp ‘I Am Me’ provides the setting for child burn survivors to share their common experiences while being able to play and not feel self-conscious about their scars. Through the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers, the IFSA offers this camping opportunity at no cost to campers; including lodging, meals, activities and transportation to and from camp (YMCA Camp Duncan- Ingleside, IL). 


The Public Safety Open House is an event the entire community will enjoy while gaining valuable safety information for their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.

What to Expect

This must-see event includes open house activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a large display of police and fire vehicles and equipment, appearances by Sparky and McGruff, fire and crime prevention information, a 9-1-1 booth, tons of resources, and more!


The purpose of this event 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.


Soraya McLaughlin
Public Education Specialist
Naperville Fire Department
(630) 305-7055

Julie Smith
Crime Prevention Specialist
Naperville Police Department
(630) 305-5450