Hear the Beep Where You Sleep
250 people. 100,000 homeless. 17,400 structures destroyed. 2,000 acres burned.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was the most devastating forest fire of our nation’s history. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day in 1920 which was later extended to Fire Prevention Week just two years later. In commemoration of the tragedy, Fire Prevention Week is held every year on the Sunday through Saturday period covering October 9th.
Help the NFPA spread knowledge and awareness of Fire Prevention Week from October 4th – 10th by sharing life-saving information within your communities surrounding this year’s theme, “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Nearly five million households still do not have any smoke alarms. Obviously, that statistic needs to change.
Join us in educating others about smoke alarms in recognition of Fire Prevention Week.