Public Safety Open House

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Registration is now open for this year's Stop, Drop & Run 5K. Scroll down for details and a link to register online.

Each year, the Naperville Police and Fire Departments "Partner for Prevention" in recognition of Public Safety Month. The 2019 Public Safety Open House will be 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 will once again be hosting the Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp ‘I am Me.’

This run/walk around the Public Safety Campus on Aurora Avenue will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Public Safety Open House will take place after the run beginning at 10 a.m.

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). 

Learn more/Register for the Stop, Drop and Run 5K


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 will include a variety of activities including an auto extrication and simulated DUI arrest along with a helicopter exercise (weather permitting) and a flashover fire demonstration, among others.

A large display of Fire and Police vehicles and equipment will also be on-site.

Visits by Sparky and McGruff and tons of safety information and activities will be back again this year, as well. You won’t want to miss it!


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