Fire Prevention Week October 3rd- 9th
By FF-PM Jessica Hughes
October 4, 2021

Fire Prevent Week is Observed Each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. The great Chicago Fire was on October 8th, 1971. Making this year the 150th anniversary of the fire. The fire caused devastating damage and killed more the 250 people and left 100,000 homeless. It destroyed more than 17, 400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During this week our fire department provides educational opportunities for children and adults on how to stay safe in case of a fire.

Hyperlinks: Fire Prevention Week NFPA