Fire Prevention Week marks the anniversary of the Chicago Fire. “Sparky the Fire Dog” and the Wilmette Fire Department are inviting all youngsters to bring their parents to the Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 8, 2022, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.
Come to Fire Station #26, located at 1304 Lake Avenue, where fire trucks, firefighting and paramedic equipment, special rescue equipment and more will be on display. Kids, don’t forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal. Specially trained paramedics will be available to perform a “checkup” on your teddy bear so you can experience what it would be like to be a patient.
Free parking is available in the Metra lot adjacent to the Fire Station.
There will be other activities for kids and parents alike, including several demonstrations such as vehicle extrication and specialized rescue.
Fire Prevention Week is October 9th – 15th, 2022.
The theme this year is “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape,” reinforcing the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly.