Fire Prevention Week Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

Fire Prevention Week is October 8–14, 2017 and this year’s theme is “Every second counts: Plan 2 ways out!” To celebrate, firehouses throughout the area will be opening their doors for station tours, interactive games, and educational demonstrations. Pack up the family and try on a uniform, handle a fire hose, or step inside a fire truck; all the while gaining knowledge of fire safety. Check out some locations below with dates, times, and descriptions of the free events. And don’t forget to check out for more safety information and some great activities for the kids!

Girl sprays water from fire hose

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Plainfield Fire Department Open House
September 30, 2017 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plainfield Fire Station #2
23806 W. 135th Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
Enjoy tours of the station, museum, and training tower as well as fire demonstrations, kids challenges, raffles, and hot dogs.

Lemont Fire Department Open House
September 30, 2017 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lemont Fire Protection District
15900 New Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
Take a tour of the station, view hose demonstrations, and experience fire safety challenges.

Mokena Lions Club and Fire District Pancake Breakfast and Open House
October 1, 2017 | 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mokena Fire Station #1
19853 S. Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
Enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausages while you view live safety demonstrations. Walk through a fire safety trailer, see a car extrication, and climb aboard a fire engine.

Kid-Friendly History Museums and Historical Societies with Events for Kids

Tinley Park Fire Department Open House
October 7, 2017 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tinley Park Fire Station #1
17355 68th Court
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Take a tour, spray a hose, and even experience the weight of a real uniform.

Frankfort Fire Department Public Safety Expo
October 7, 2017 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Home Depot
20101 S. LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
Come out for fire engines, pumpkin painting, in-store activities, and safety demonstrations.

Homewood Fire Department Open House
October 7, 2017 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Homewood Fire Department
17950 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
Come out for tours of the station, truck viewings, and smoke trailer demonstrations.

Calumet City Fire Department Open House
October 7, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Calumet City Fire Department Training Center
24 State Street
Calumet City, IL 60409
Activities include a car fire, extrication demonstration, mobile smoke trailer, and fire simulators. Goodie bags will be offered for the kids as well as hotdogs, juice, and popcorn.

Alsip Fire Department Open House
October 7, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Alsip Fire Station #2
11946 S. Laramie Avenue
Alsip, IL 60803
Their festivities will include a fire engine bounce house, obstacle courses, raffles, photo booth, and a ride-on train for the kids.

Family-Friendly Events This Weekend: July 19-21

For more kid-friendly events in the southwest suburbs, be sure to check out Kidlist’s event calendar.


About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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