In 1968, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum opened in the basement of Aurora’s No. 4 Fire Station on the city’s eastside. Since 1990, the Museum has served the Aurora Community in its current home at the corner of New York and Broadway in Aurora’s 1894 Central Fire Station. The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves the history of the Aurora Fire Department and fire service in our region.
For over 53 years, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum has been bringing the history of firefighting and fire safety education to families across our region. To acknowledge and bring awareness to all of the groups that serve our communities, the Fire Museum will host our Fourth Annual Community Hero Day.
On Saturday, October 2, our annual Community Hero Day will take place on the grounds of the Fire Museum from 10am-2pm. Last year, this event continued to be a success due to overwhelming support from our partners and the citizens of Aurora and surrounding communities. Families will have an opportunity to once again participate in our touch-a-truck with vehicles spanning from police and fire to community services. This event allows citizens of our region to get up close and personal with vehicles that serve our community on a daily basis. Additionally, the event will feature safety education from numerous safety providers in our community. We continue to monitor COVID-19 and will enforce local guidelines as we plan our event.
NEW THIS YEAR We will feature a live burn demonstration in partnership with the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and the Aurora Fire Department, showcasing how quickly fires can spread as well as the importance of fire sprinklers in saving lives and property.
We invite you to help make this event a success by supporting the mission of the Fire Museum to educate visitors about fire and life safety. Community Hero Day remains a free, family event because of the generous support of our community. If you would like to become a sponsor, or have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630)-390-6735 by August 5, 2021.