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Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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Fire Prevention Day

When: Always on October 9th. Fire prevention week is during the week in which  October 9th falls.

According to legend, on October 8, 1871, Mrs. O'Leary was in her barn, milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lamp, which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The fire burned for over 27 hours. When it was over,  more than 300 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and over 17,000 structures were destroyed.

The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention.  Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America(FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920 , President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week.

The Saturday during Fire Prevention Week is Fire Service Recognition Day.

Did You Know? Dalmatians became fire dogs because they were often kept around the horses at fire houses to guard them.

Remember "EDITH", which stand for "Exit Drills In The Home". Today is a good day to have a practice drill.

http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/firepreventionday.htm

Did/will  you change the batteries in your smoke detectors this week? If not when do you normally change them?

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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sahlady
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:40 AM
It is also my 20 year wedding anniversary
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atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM
I change them every summer. Have 2 carbon monoxide detectors and usually wait till one beeps to remind me to change them.
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM

 Ours beep when the batteries get low, so we wait for one to beep, then have fun tracking down which one it is.

 

 

 

wakymom
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM

 Congrats! Happy Anniversary!

Quoting sahlady:

It is also my 20 year wedding anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

No because they have been changed recently.

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

Quoting sahlady:

It is also my 20 year wedding anniversary


 

drfink
by Emily on Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM

 

Quoting sahlady:

It is also my 20 year wedding anniversary

 Happy Anniversary ....enjoy.happy anniversary

drfink
by Emily on Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:42 PM

 All our detectors ,heat ,smoke and carbon dioxide beep like crazy when the batteries get low.

shorty13417
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM

ours beep when the batteries get low so we change them then

shorty13417
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Happy Anniversary! 


Quoting sahlady:

It is also my 20 year wedding anniversary


 

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