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On May 4, International Firefighters Day, senior citizens and preschoolers
celebrated Evanston firefighters.

Fire Chief Brian Scott and several other firefighters dropped in at The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave., for breakfast and a short visit with residents of The
Merion and children from Total Child Preschool & Childcare Center.

After breakfast, Chief Scott and Captain John Roche showed the different types of equipment stored on a fire truck and described how each is used to fight fires.

The Merion resident Robin Tucker, whose husband was a firefighter and whose grandson is now a firefighter, came up with the idea of honoring the firefighters.