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Schaumburg hosts police, fire open house Sept. 30

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Schaumburg will host its annual Public Safety Open House allowing the public insight into the operations of the village's police and fire departments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

The event featuring interactive demonstrations and exhibits will take place at both Fire Station 51 at 950 W. Schaumburg Road and the police station right next door at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road.

At the fire station, families can take a tour and see extrication demonstrations, learn about fire gear and equipment, let their children spray a fire house and climb on the trucks, and participate in other fun activities.

The police station will display vehicles and equipment used by officers, host police dog demonstrations, show how evidence is collected and how Tasers are used. Information on Crime Prevention information and the department's other programs and services also will be available.

To learn more about the open house, contact Sgt. Christy Lindhurst at the police department at clindhurst@schaumburg.com or Lisa Bezella at the fire department at lbezella@schaumburg.com at the fire department. You can also dial 311 in Schaumburg or call (847) 895-4500 outside of Schaumburg.

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