Fire Prevention Day
Fire Prevention Day, October 9, was very generally observed throughout the country with exercises in the schools, parades with floats and fire apparatus on which appropriate devices and signs were displayed calling attention to the huge fire loss of the nation, meetings of civic societies with speeches on the subject of Fire Prevention, etc. Besides the proclamation by President Wilson designating the day to be set apart for these observances, most of the governors of states and many of the mayors of cities also issued proclamations to the same effect. Some cities, among them New York, set apart the entire week beginning October 3 as a Fire Prevention and clean-up period, devoted especially to the removal of accumulated rubbish and all other fire hazards. Taken all in all, the observance of Fire Prevention Day was more general and reached more people in its influence than ever before.