Join the Downers Grove Fire Department for the following events marking Fire Prevention Week.
Night at the Firehouse: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Fire Station 5, 6701 Main St., will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a fun and exciting evening for the whole family. Kids can visit with Freddie the jr. fire engine and there will be several safety demonstrations.
16th Annual Silent Parade: Friday, October 8, 2010
The parade pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives to fire and features fire department vehicles from many surrounding villages. All vehicles will dipslay lights only; no sirens will be sounded.
The parade begins in Hinsdale at 7:00 p.m and will 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. The night will conclude with a memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, 1101 Kimberly Way, just south of Route 53 and Maple ave., at approximately 7:45 p.m.