Danville Residents Join National Night Out

Danville Residents Join National Night Out

Danville residents will be joining the National Night Out festivities Tuesday evening (August 6th)…an event designed to get people to know their neighbors and emergency personnel.  Between 5:30 and 8:30 this evening local residents are invited to stop by any of Danville’s three fire stations where some special demonstrations will take place.  Meanwhile, local residents are being encouraged to lock their doors and turn on their porch lights Tuesday evening, and spend time outside meeting their neighbors.  Turning on the porch lights is a way of showing support for police, firefighters and other emergency personnel.

At Station 3 on North Griffin Street Firefighter Ryan Allison says there will be a live fire demonstration with the help of the University of Illinois Fire Institute….

Danville Firefighter Ryan Allison (on right) and Tom Harden of Carle Arrow Ambulance discuss National Night Out on WDAN Radio Monday.


There is also a possibility that Carle’s Air Life Helicopter will land at Station 3, weather permitting. And a Junior Firefighter ‘Combat Challenge’ is planned at the Griffin Street station.

At Station 1 on Seminary Street (near Gilbert) Project Safe House will be there, along with a Kids Zone with games, food vendors and a police car, and some OSF HealthCare nurses will be giving health screenings.

At Station 2 on North Vermilion Street, Danville Police Auxiliary Officers will be offering parents a chance to get their children registered in a national identification program.  And partnering with the neighborhood association in that area, there will also be a kids zone with games and food vendors.