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History of National Fire Prevention Week
The first National Fire Prevention week was held in October of 1925. United States President Calvin Coolidge initiated the event to remember the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It was a catastrophic fire that killed hundreds of people and raged on for several days with the most damage occurring on October the 9th. It was felt that a fire prevention event needed to be developed to stress the importance of fire prevention as the best was to reduce the chances of the loss of life and property. Children fire prevention week has grown into the number one way to educate children about fire safety.
When is Fire Prevention Week Held?
Fire Prevention Week is traditionally observed the week in October which contains the date of October the 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago fire. It is observed from Sunday to Saturday. This year Fire Prevention Week will be October 7-13, 2007
How to participate in Fire Prevention Week?
Many local volunteer and full-time firefighting staff have created events customized towards teaching children proper fire safety. This includes having an escape plan, pre-arranging a meeting place, and checking smoke alarms. In an effort to make the fire prevention lessons memorable many fire departments hand out toy fire hats or even customized fire hats with their department’s logo. The National Fire Protection Association has developed Sparky the Dog to help teach young kids about fire safety and publish these free coloring pages:
Five Steps to Fire Safety
Sparky Says "Thank You" to Firefighters
Stop Drop and Roll (in Spanish)
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