Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills

Gurnee, IL

Story was originally published in 2017 and has been updated to reflect current information.

Calling all future firefighters! On Saturday, May 18, the Lake County Fire Chief’s Association will host it’s annual Fire Safety Expo at Gurnee Mills. This community event is a favorite for kids of all ages and you will not want to miss it!

Fire Safety Expo Gurnee Mills
©R. Bridges | Little Lake | 2015

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
gurnee mils fire safety expo
Photo Source Gurnee Mills on Facebook

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 18, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Parking Lot G
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

Wondering what it’s really like? Read Rosie’s first-hand account of their experience from 2015.

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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