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Public Education: Start Planning Now for Fire Prevention Week

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...

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