2017 Fire Safety Expo {Gurnee Mills}

Calling all future firefighters! On Saturday, May 13, the Lake County Fire Chief’s Association will host the 20th annual Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills.

Fire Safety Expo Gurnee Mills
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Fire departments from across Lake County, including the Gurnee Fire Department and Waukegan Fire Department, will join forces to educate families about fire safety through a series of fun-filled activities. (And your little ones can even ride in a real fire truck!)

Highlights include:

  • Kids’ Challenge
  • Slide down the fire pole
  • Take a ride in a fire truck
  • K9 Presentation
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Seat Belt Convincer Rollover Simulator
  • Kids Safety Identification Booth – with free fingerprinting
  • Special “Passport to Safety” for all kids younger than 10
Fire Safety Expo Gurnee Mills
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The first 1,000 children will receive a complimentary raffle ticket with their “Passport to Safety.” There will also be firefighter demonstrations, fire safety-themed games, and food available for purchase. Admission is free.

Gurnee Mills Fire Safety Expo
Saturday, May 1310:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parking Lot E, Near Value City Furniture
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

Has your family attended the Fire Safety Expo in the past? Tell us what you thought of the event in the comments section.

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Laura Otto is an associate professor at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, where she teaches courses in journalism, writing for new media and creative writing. She lives in Vernon Hills with her husband, Matt, and three kids: Cole (19), Maya (7) and Shane (4). When she isn’t grading papers or scrubbing crayon off the walls, she can be found playing Downton Abbey trivia games on Facebook or doodling all over her kids’ homework.

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