Fire Prevention Month 2019
 
By Chief of Department Ryan Dodd
October 8, 2019
 

Fire Prevention Month 2019
October is Fire Prevention Month! The goal of Fire Prevention Month (and week October 6th – 12th ) is to raise awareness about fire safety and help ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of an emergency.

In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. We recognize Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students, and communities across the United States. During this month, fire departments educate their communities and encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire safety and whole-home safety. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2019 campaign for Fire Prevention Month is "Not Every Hero Wears A Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape."