The 5th Annual Commuity Hero Day at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will feature vehicles from area agencies including the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.
The 5th Annual Commuity Hero Day at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will feature vehicles from area agencies including the Kane County Office of Emergency Management.

Community Hero Day to Feature Touch-A-Truck, Live Fire Demo and More

Kane County Connects Staff 9/28/2022 2:00PM

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The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will host its 5th Annual Community Hero Day on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  This free public event will feature a touch-a-truck with more than a dozen vehicles from area communities, free fire truck rides, live music and more. 

This year, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board will conduct a live fire demonstration at 1:00 p.m. and attendees will learn first-hand how quickly fires can spread as well as the importance of fire sprinklers in saving lives and property.

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum is located at 53 N. Broadway in Aurora. Event highlights will include:

  • Tour Aurora's Central Fire Station courtesy of the Aurora Fire Department
  • Touch-a-Truck featuring over a dozen vehicles from a variety of community heroes
  • Free fire truck rides by Mrs. O'Leary's Fire Truck Tours
  • Safety information and booths from our Community Partners
  • Food available for purchase from 4 Food Trucks
  • Free Museum Admission
  • Live DJ playing family friendly music.

Hosted at the beginning of Fire Prevention Month, Community Hero Day allows the Museum to educate the entire community about fire safety and safety in our community.

"As we celebrate our 5th anniversary of Community Hero Day, we are reminded how important it is to learn about fire safety and those who are heroes in our community," said Aurora Regional Fire Museum Executive Director Brian Failing.

The event will include vehicles from the Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Police Department, Aurora EMA, Kane County Emergency Management, Nicor Gas, ComEd, Ozinga, Kane County Sheriff's Office, and the Illinois Tollway.

Community Hero Day is presented by First Alert, headquartered in Aurora. 

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves the history of the Aurora Fire Department and fire service in our region through our collections and exhibits while educating visitors about fire safety and prevention. From humble beginnings to the Museum visitors know and love today, the Museum welcomes thousands of visitors annually for tours, programs, and events.

For more information about Community Hero Day or the Museum, contact Brian Failing, Executive Director, at 630-256-4140 or info@auroraregionalfiremuseum.org

SOURCE:  Aurora Regional Fire Museum media release.


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