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Posted on: July 25, 2023

Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary Open House Oct. 14

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: July 25, 2023; Re-Published: Oct. 9, 2023

FIRE Open House - 2023

The Westmont Fire Department has scheduled its 100th Anniversary Open House Event for Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Johanik Fire Dept. Headquarters, 6015 S. Cass Avenue.  The department has several fun and educational activities planned for the public as well as free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and bottled water to those who attend.

“This year, we plan to add a few specific activities to our open house plans in honor of the Westmont Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary,” said Fire Chief Steve Riley.  “We invite everyone to come out and learn about our history as well as meet the members of our current Fire Department team.  This event offers something for everyone, so we invite the entire family to attend.”

This year’s event will feature a number of fun activities including:

  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Rope Rappelling Demonstration
  • Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
  • Faces of the Fire Service Presentation
  • Kids Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Displays
  • Fire Department Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Pictures with Sparky the Fire Dog & Freddie the Fire Truck
  • And more

The Westmont Fire Department invites everyone to bring canned goods to be donated to the People’s Resource Center in Westmont. Also, the Westmont Fire Department will participate in the annual silent parade the night before on Friday, Oct. 13, 7pm on Chicago Avenue. For more information, please contact the Westmont Fire Department at 630-981-6400.


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