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 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!)
- 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
There will also be firefighter demonstrations, fire safety-themed games, and food available for purchase. Admission is free.
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.