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Posted on: October 5, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Fire Dept. Open House Oct. 9 & Silent Parade Oct. 12

Published: Oct. 5, 2012

The Westmont Fire Dept. will host several activities and events in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

The Fire Dept. will host an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fire Department Headquarters, 6015 S. Cass Avenue. This year's theme is "HAVE 2 WAYS OUT". The department has several fun and educational activities planned for the public. Some of the activities include equipment demonstrations, a firefighter slide, Children's Fire Safety House, and raffle prizes. Freddy the Fire Truck and Sparky the Fire Dog will also be there to greet visitors. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a live fire flashover demonstration so that people can witness the destructive nature of fire firsthand.

On Friday, Oct. 12, the Westmont Fire Department will participate in the 18th Annual Silent Parade, which pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives from fire. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. starting at Garfield Street and Chicago Avenie in Hinsdale and then proceed west on Chicago Avenue through Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Downers Grove, and ending in Lisle. A brief ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1101 Kimberly Way in Lisle, will begin approximately 7:45 p.m. The parade will feature fire department vehicles from many of the surrounding communities. The Village invites the entire community to attend.

Larry McIntyre
Westmont Media Relations Coordinator

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