Kick Off Your Fire Prevention Week Activities

10/05/2004
By Tom KiurskiIt's time to start planning your Fire Prevention Week strategies for 2004. This year's Fire Prevention Week is began on October 3 and runs through the October 9. The official theme is, "Test Your Smoke Alarms," a message that still eludes citizens in every area of the country.Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which burned more than 17,000 buildings, more than 2,000 acres, and killed more than 250 people. The fire burned for several days before going out as an autumn rain, favorable winds, and the boundary of Lake Michigan assisted the efforts of the brave firefighters.In an effort to help us focus our attention on fire prevention and fire safe...

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