The Fire Department takes great pride in its participation in various events that occurthroughout the year, giving the firefighters an opportunity to meet resident, talk about fire safety, show people our different types of equipment and its use.
Our schools provide firefighters with the most significant opportunities to talk with children and parents about fire safety. During October, the fire service commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. During October, the firefighters will speak to over 1800 kindergarten through second-grade students by either visiting the classrooms or giving station tours.
Many times, firefighters are asked to attend events at local churches, community groups such as the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce, a special visit to day care centers and senior centers.