The Downers Grove Fire Department will be participating in the following events in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
Night at the Firehouse
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Station 5, 6701 Main St.
Take a station tour, see demonstrations of automobile extrication and rescue techniques, and get acquainted with the various uniforms and protective apparel worn by firefighters. Witness how quickly a fire can spread and the effectiveness of residential sprinklers in the side-by-side room demonstration. The fire safety trailer will be operating to help children practice escaping from fires, plus kids can take a slide down the fire pole!
Learn what you need to do to keep your family prepared and safe in the event of natural disasters. Parents can take advantage of visiting with the firefighters and learning how to keep their families safe from fire and other unintentional injuries common to children.
23rd Annual Silent Parade
Friday, October 13, 2017
The Downers Grove Fire Department will conclude Fire Prevention Week by hosting the Silent Parade. 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 display lights only; 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.
The night will conclude with a brief memorial observance and tribute to firefighters at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, just south of Route 53 and Maple Avenue.