Carol Stream Fire Protection District FIRE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE
Name: Carol Stream Fire Protection District FIRE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
FIRE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE
“Look. Listen. Learn. - Be Aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”
Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-9, 1871. This historic blaze raged for days and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless, and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings.
Each October the Carol Stream Fire District and Departments Nationwide promote fire prevention campaigns to educate adults and children. In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Carol Stream Fire District will be holding its annual “Fire Safety Open House” on Saturday, October 6th from 10am-2pm, at Headquarters Station 28, 365 Kuhn Road. This event provides the opportunity to visit Carol Stream’s largest fire station and allows both children and adults an opportunity to learn the importance of fire safety through many special and fun events.
The main event this year will be an auto-extrication event in which Firefighters will need to use the “jaws of life” and other rescue tools to cut apart vehicles involved in a simulated car accident.
The “Kids Firefighter Challenge”, a popular staple at the Open House in which kids go through a Firefighter obstacle course, is back, along with the “Fear of Gear” station. This allows adults and kids the experience of wearing Firefighter gear including air packs to get a better understanding of the physical stress a firefighter goes through when suited up for an alarm. Kids will learn to “stop, drop, and roll” if their clothes catch fire and will understand the dangers of matches and lighters during the “Sparky Puppet Sing-a-Long”.
Adults will learn how to use a fire extinguisher at the “Fire-Extinguisher Simulator” while kids can squirt water out of a hose using the “Flame Tamer Game”. Fire Trucks and ambulances will be available for close inspection at the “Touch-a-Truck” station with Firefighters on hand to answer any questions.
With “SPARKY” handing out balloons and plenty of hot-dogs, popcorn, and beverages to go around, this should prove to be an exciting and educational day full of fun for the entire family. This is a free event, so we hope to see as many people as possible!
If you have any questions about the Carol Stream Fire District’s Annual Fire Safety Open House, please call Firefighter Greg Schwarze, Public Education Coordinator at 630-668-4836.