Fire Prevention Week Set for October 8-14

Issue 9 and Volume 97.

Fire Prevention Week Set for October 8-14 President Roosevelt by proclamation has designated the week of October 8-14 as Fire Prevention Week. In his proclamation the President pointed out that it is imperative that the nation’s utmost effort be exerted to provide an increasing abundant flow of goods and materials to every battlefront and called attention to the staggering total of waste to the nation’s war effort caused by preventable fires. He called on state and local governments, all business and labor organizations, educational and civic groups and the press, radio and motion picture industry to lend their assistance to the reduction and elimination of preventable fire losses. The Department of Agriculture, the War Production Board, the War and Navy Departments and other appropriate federal agencies were directed to give the widest possible support to attaining the objectives of his proclamation.

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