north-maine-open-house-2015-witzke North Maine Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Arnie Witzke narrates a side-by-side demonstration for grade-school children and their parents as a lead up event to Fire Prevention Month.[/caption]   During Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10, 2015) and Fire Prevention Month, fire departments throughout Illinois hosted open houses, with many performing live fire sprinkler demonstrations. Thousands of Illinois residents were able to see actual fires in house-like settings, feel the heat, and see the difference fire sprinklers make in controlling or extinguishing fires. [caption id="attachment_4504" align="alignright" width="252"]Clarendon Hills fire officials hosted a side-by-side demonstration for the community on October 3 to lead into Fire Prevention Week. Clarendon Hills fire officials hosted a side-by-side demonstration for the community on October 3 to lead into Fire Prevention Week.[/caption] On October 3, the Plainfield Fire Protection District performed a side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn demonstration during its open house, which was host to over 800 attendees. The La Grange Park Fire Department put together a great video showcasing its side-by-side demonstration on October 10.  ]]>