The Elmhurst Fire Department Open House is Fun and Educational – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer
The Elmhurst Fire Department observes National Fire Prevention Week this year with an open house and everyone’s invited! Head out to Fire Station #2 on Sunday, Oct. 13 and join the fun at the Elmhurst Fire Department Open House, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a perfect event for the kids, mixing an afternoon of fun with the chance to learn more about fire safety and prevention. At Elmhurst Toyota, we’re grateful to have such a dedicated team at the Elmhurst Fire Department. When you visit the Elmhurst Fire Department Open House, you can meet the firefighters and have a great time.
National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., it’s sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. The observance has special meaning to those of us in Chicagoland because National Fire Protection Week was created to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which took place between October 8 and 10, back in 1871. Approximately 300 people were killed in the fire. President Calvin Coolidge initiated the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925 and the observance always falls during the week that October 9 appears.
Visitors to the Elmhurst Fire Department Open House can take part in many fun activities and demonstrations. Everyone will enjoy watching the technical rescue team, as they simulate a high-angle rescue. Kids can slide down the fire pole, while younger children can jump around in the bounce house. The Elmhurst Fire Department Open House also features a helicopter, fire trucks and other firefighting equipment. Children will have the opportunity to ask questions and bring home educational material.
“It’s a way for the public to come and see the fire station and see what the firefighters do,” said Lt. Jeff Hayes, Public Education Coordinator for the Elmhurst Fire Department. “[They can] take a tour of the firehouse and we have a bunch of activities.”
So, make sure to visit Fire Station #2 for the Elmhurst Fire Department Open House.
Date and Time:
Sunday, October 13, noon to 4 p.m.
Fire Station #2
601 S. York Street
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
For More Information:
Visit www.elmhurst.org or call 630-530-3090.