Hot Events in October

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

In honor of fire prevention month, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum in downtown Aurora is offering three free public programs — Firefighter Dayna and Molly the Fire Safety Dog, The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and Fire Strikes the Chicago Stockyards.

Oct. 2: Firefighter Dayna and Tango the Fire Safety Dog 
Wednesday, October 2nd, Doors open at 6:30pm 

Firefighter and nationally recognized fire safety expert, Dayna Hilton, known as “Firefighter Dayna” to millions of children and their caregivers, will be at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum with her four-legged companion, Molly the Fire Safety Dog.

Oct. 10: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Thursday, October 10th, Doors open at 6:30pm 

David Lewis, Curator of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, and a nationaly recognized historian on the Great Chicago Fire will present a lively forty-five minute discussion/multi-media presentation on the history of the Great Chicago Fire.

Oct. 17: Fire Strikes the Chicago Stockyards
Thursday, October 17th, Doors open at 6:30pm 

John Hogan and Alex Burkholder, veteran Chicago newsmen and authors of the new book “Fire Strikes the Chicago Stock Yards,” will discuss the extra-alarm fires at the Chicago Stockyards.

Events are free, however, seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, visit