• Plan Submittal

  • Where it all Started
    Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
    Commemorating a conflagration
    According to popular legend, the fire broke out after a cow - belonging to Mrs. Catherine O'Leary - kicked over a lamp, setting first the barn, then the whole city on fire. Chances are you've heard some version of this story yourself; people have been blaming the Great Chicago Fire.
    Bayville Fire Company Hosts Open House
    The Bayville Fire Company hosts an open house each Spring to foster fire safety within the community. Come visit the firehouse, meet firefighters, and enjoy a fun day. Food and drinks are provided along with really cool stuff for kids. Look for the announcement on our website. Throughout the entire month of October, the men and women of the Bayville Fire Company visit schools around the Village schools, visiting school after school each week to give our kids the opportunity to see the men and women firefighters talking about and teaching them Fire Safety. During the school visits, the kids are all gathered around to see all of the gear our fighters need in case of a fire. Get the chance to see the gear, hear and see different smoke detectors and the fire trucks. The Bayville Fire Company No.1 makes Fire Prevention Week fun and exciting in the way all ages can learn to understand the safety of fire. The day of Open House, Firefighter Timothy Maloney did a demonstration on how to properly use a fire extinguisher and the different types of fire extinguisher.

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