The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will host its Fifth Annual Community Hero Day on Saturday, October 1 from 10am-2pm. Community Hero Day is a free, community event. The event features a touch-a-truck with vehicles from a handful of community organizations spanning from safety to community services. Additionally, families will have an opportunity to interact with a variety of community partners.

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RETURNING AGAIN this year, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board will conduct a live fire demonstration at 1pm! Learn first-hand how quickly fires can spread as well as the importance of fire sprinklers in saving lives and property.

Event Highlights:

· 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 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 and is free to the entire community due to the generous support of First Alert and all of our generous sponsors.

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves the history of the Aurora Fire Department and fire service in our region through its 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.

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