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Fire Museum to Host FREE Community Hero Day

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum will host our Third Annual Community Hero Day on Saturday, October 3 from 10 am-2 pm. Community Hero Day is a free, community event. The event will feature a social-distanced viewing of vehicles from eight community organizations spanning from safety to community services. Families will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the twelve vehicles and visit with our community partners, including the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board who will be on hand with their fire sprinkler demonstration trailer.

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. “Although this year has made it challenging to host community events, we are excited to provide the opportunity to put this event on safely and connect visitors with vital safety information,” said executive director Brian Failing.

The event will include vehicles from the Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Police Department, Nicor Gas, Ozinga, Groot, Kane County Sheriff, West & Sons Towing, and the Illinois Toll Highway Authority.

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 is an outstanding organization that shares our mission to educate communities about fire safety, and we are thrilled to continue our valuable partnership this year,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert. “We are grateful to be able to safely support Community Hero Day and support education in our local community on the importance of home fire safety.”

 A free, timed ticket is required for entry to Community Hero Day. Tickets are available online by visiting;

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves the history of the Aurora Fire Department and fire service in our region through our 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 over 10,000 visitors annually for tours, programs, and events.

For more information about Community Hero Day or the Museum, contact Brian Failing, Executive Director, at 630-256-4140 or