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