Open House

Visit our Open House during October 2017

Have you ever wonder what it's like to use a fire hose, sit in the driver's seat of a fire truck or tour a firehouse? Now is your chance, so bring your family and friends and join us for the Annual Fire Department Open House at station 6 in Glenview.

In celebration of Fire Prevention week, the Glenview Fire Department invites members of the community to join us for a Fire Department Open House. This is a great opportunity to meet your local firefighters and learn valuable fire safety tips. There will be firefighting and emergency medical demonstrations, equipment displays, station tours and more.

Activites Include

  • Station Tours
  • Fire Engine Displays
  • Rope Rescues
  • Water Rescue Boat
  • "Jaws of Life" demonstration
  • Spray a firehose
  • Refreshments
  • Medical Rescue Displays

Date and Location

  • Date: TBD - October 2017
  • Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Station 6, 1215 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60026

Parking

There is limited parking available behind the fire house with additional street parking.

About the Open House

Rope Rescue Demonstration

Rope Rescue Demonstration

Many of Glenview’s citizen will fondly remember the fire department open house as an exciting part of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce Street Sale. The fire department has a long tradition of opening its doors to the community and since 1973, attendees of the street sale were invited into station 6 to touch a fire truck, chat with the firefighters, and some years, even dance. With the redevelopment of Glenview Road and the relocation of station 6, the open house was moved to station 14. In 2015, the open house returned to station 6. Like many departments across the nation, we now host our open house in October near Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8 but continued into and did most damage on October 9, 1871. The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention.

On the 40th anniversary of the fire, it was decided that the anniversary should be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.

It is during this time that we invite our family, friends, and neighbors into the fire house to learn the importance of fire safety and prevention through demonstrations and events.

Photos from Past Open Houses

Auto Extrication Demonstration

Auto Extrication Demonstration

View our Photo Gallery to see images from past open houses and other events.