The activity trailer was the department's first fire prevention trailer and was constructed by fire department members on the frame of the former foam generator trailer. This trailer allows participants to pretend to be firefighters while extinguishing a simulated fire in competition with other participants. Much smaller than the Fire Safety Trailer, this vehicle makes appearances at youth day, block parties and other special events.
Safety Education Trailer
The Fire Safety Education Trailer was purchased with the help of a grant from the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA) received with the assistance of State Senator Debbie Halvorson and through a series of local donations. Almost 40 feet long, this trailer has a simulated kitchen, bedroom and bleacher style seating for getting the fire safety education message across to children and adults alike. Participants can learn about basic fire safety, exiting the home in an emergency and what to do in the event of severe weather. To our knowledge, this is the only trailer with this specific feature in the south suburban area.