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Cameron Tuck, 2, of Glenview, communicates with Wilmette Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Dan Walters, who is underwater in rescue scuba gear, at the open house Saturday, Oct. 12, in Wilmette. Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media
Lucy Doyle, 3, of Wilmette, sits in a fire truck at the Wilmette Fire Department open house Saturday, Oct. 12, in Wilmette.
Attendees (left to right) Hunter Eisenberg, 4, Julia Eisenberg, 6, and Elsie Anscomb, 6, all of Wilmette, meet up with Sparky the Fire Dog.
Alex Ma, 6, of Wilmette, puts out a fire with the help of firefighter Guillermo Bonilla.
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
6:57 pm CDT October 13, 2019
The annual Wilmette Fire Department open house, held on Saturday, Oct. 12, showed guests the many different ways local first responders keep the community safe while promoting this year’s theme — “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.”