AFFI Day at the Illinois State Fair

August 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, IL 62702
The annual Illinois State Fair is being held this year from August 8th thru August 18th in Springfield.
Historically the Illinois Fire Services Association (IFSA) has operated a tent for children and adults to preview fire safety information and participate in various fire safety related games. The AFFI is one of twelve organizations that make up the Illinois Fire Services Association.
Each year organizations are assigned one day to operate the fire service tent. The AFFI has been assigned Wednesday August 14, 2019. The duties include monitoring the fire pole, handing out fire prevention material, showing videos, etc. In order for the process to work smoothly, it is imperative that AFFI members and family members participate. The tent requires approximately 25 people to effectively operate.
We will need people from 10 am to approximately 4 pm on Wednesday, August 14th. This is a great day to bring the family to the Illinois State Fair and also represent the AFFI. We would encourage individuals to sign up for a half day (3 hours) or as long as you are willing to assist. Members will receive free admission to the fair as well as an AFFI shirt.
We have over 30,000 fire prevention items to give away in ten days. This has been an extremely fun and worthwhile endeavor in the past so please spread the word to all of your members and their families to encourage them to join us.
Please email Sue at [email protected] with the names of participants from your local and the time slots they desire.
Your support of this worthwhile event is appreciated by the AFFI and the organizations that make up the Illinois Fire Services Association.
Art Thompson, AFFI Representative to State Fair
Pat Devaney, AFFI President