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“Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month,” encourages the public to ensure their smoke alarms work.Learn More
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the notorious blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres on October 8th and 9th, 1871. Forty years after the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary should be used as an occasion to raise awareness about the importance of fire prevention.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)’s theme for Fire Prevention Week 2014, “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month,” encourages the public to make sure their smoke alarms are in working order. From October 5-11, 2014, the NFPA leads the charge for home fire safety and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) provides resources to take proactive measures to help prevent home electrical fires.
We encourage you to use our free Fire Prevention Week resources including our infographic to increase fire safety and electrical safety awareness in your family, community, workplace or school. For more information about Fire Prevention Week, visit the NFPA website at www.firepreventionweek.org .