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Fire Prevention Week

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October 6 thru October 12, 2019

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 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Not every hero wears a cape, Plan and Practice your EscapeYou may have as little as 2 minutes to escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds.  Learn how to use that time wisely at http://www.fpw.org/  and join us for our Station's Open House on October 9, 10 and 11. 6-8pm  Special demonstrations at Station 1 and 4.             Open House Information 2019

 

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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.