Public Education: Start Planning Now for Fire Prevention Week

08/08/2013
By Becki White In the fire service we look forward to October, when we open the doors of our fire stations and invite the community in to learn about how the fire department operates and how to stay safe from fire. Fire Prevention Week themes are determined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The theme is usually announced early in summer, giving departments time to prepare for fall open houses. The History of Fire Prevention Week Fire Prevention Week is observed in October during the week that includes October 9, the second and most destructive day of the Great Chicago Fire. The Great Chicago Fire started on October 8, 1871 and killed more than 250 people, destroying more...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.