Children’s Safety Expo

Fire trucks, police cars, even a garbage truck made a stop at Frontier Park today during the annual Children’s Safety Expo.

Kids could climb aboard more than 25 various city, county, and state vehicles and learn about them from the people that drive them.

“It’s just very interesting to see all this stuff,” said Naperville resident Dayton. “They have a Hummer over there that used to be a military one [and I learned] how they can change it for civilian purposes.”

Parents could also learn about local services and ways to keep their children safe during the next school year.

This is the third year Illinois State Rep. Darlene Senger has put on the event, but the first year State Sen. Mike Connelly has taken part.

“They get to talk to the fire and police about what they do and also get a hands on feel for the job,” said Connelly who represents Naperville.

“Every year you hear the kids are just loving it,” said Senger who also represents Naperville. “And the people who come are loving it. That’s why we’ll probably do it again next year.”


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