Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week
Learn about Fire Prevention Week!

When is it celebrated?

It is celebrated the week of October 9th.

Who celebrates it?

It is celebrated in the United States.

Where does it originate from?

Fire Prevention Week memorializes the Great Chicago Fire. The Great Chicago Fire took place on October 8, 1871, and ravaged thousands of acres of land, killed almost three hundred people, and left thousands without homes. Fire Prevention Week has been observed since 1922.

Symbols/Traditions:

• Educate yourself and your family on ways to prevent
and stay safe during fires
• Put together an exit plan in your home
• Attend events related to fire prevention

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