Excerpts from wjol.com

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be conducting a training exercise on Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield onSunday August 14, 2022. The exercise will be starting at 7am and last approximately 1 hour and will require both directions of Lockport Street to be shut down from Illinois Street to DesPlaines Street. Pedestrian traffic will still be open utilizing the sidewalk on the south side of Lockport Street. Anyone in the area of the exercise will notice an increase in fire, police, and PEMA activity.

This will allow the fire district to evaluate tactics and skills in the event that a fire breaks out in the historic downtown business district. There will be a dedicated viewing area at the corner of Lockport Street and Illinois Street for any media or bystanders who want to watch. There will not be any live fire or smoke in these training evolutions, so no stores, restaurants, or apartments will be affected.

We appreciate the Village of Plainfield and our local business owners’ cooperation; without their support this exercise could not happen.

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