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Fire Prevention Week Events

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week with the Downers Grove Fire Department at the following events for the whole family.

  • Night at the Firehouse October 7, 2009

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fire Station 5, 6701 Main St.

Join us for an exciting, fun, and educational evening with the firefighters at this open house. The public is invited to tour the station and get a glimpse of life behind the scenes of Station 5.

  • 15th Annual Silent Parade October 9, 2009

The parade pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives to fire and features fire department vehicles from many surrounding villages. No sirens will be sounded.

The parade will begin in Hinsdale at 7:00 p.m. and pass through Downers Grove at Main and Maple at approximately 7:15 p.m. People may assemble along Maple Avenue to view the parade and pay tribute by holding a flashlight as the cortege passes.