What is Fire Prevention Week?
Fire Prevention Week is a week set aside across the nation with events and activities that help keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. Every year, Fire Prevention Week is given a different theme to help focus fire prevention education on a current fire related issue that is affecting the nation.
The 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme was Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. It reinforced why everyone needs to have an escape plan.
When is Fire Prevention Week?
National Fire Prevention Week has been observed yearly since 1925 during the week in which October 9th occurs. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. This conflagration originated on the evening of October 8, 1871 near Mrs. O’Leary’s barn with a popular story blaming a cow for kicking over a lantern. However, October 9th is remembered because the fire caused the most damage and destruction to the City of Chicago and its residents on that date.
Need Further Information About Fire Prevention Week?
Please visit NFPA - Fire Prevention Week for further information. Rochester specific Fire Prevention Week details typically become available in September. Watch this website and local media outlets for specific details.