Members of the community got a chance to see what the Naperville Police and Fire Departments do, up close and personal.
It was all part of their Public Safety Open House.
The event allowed visitors to view demonstrations of vehicle extrications, foam demonstrations to put out fires, and flashover simulations of a fire, to give them an idea of the work each department does everyday.
“The Public Safety Open House is extremely important to teach kids about stop, drop, and roll and we get the opportunity to show them the things that you don’t always see, which is the extrication, and the amount of danger that’s out there when people are driving and not paying attention,” said James Kubinski, Bureau Chief with the Naperville Fire Department.
Kids were also able to view and pump the ‘1874 Joe Naper Pumper,’ which was the first ever water pump purchased by the fire department.
This is the 16th year the Naperville Fire and Police Departments have held the open house.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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