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

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:19 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.


More Information:

History of Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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IncognitoOne
by Angela on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

My home is pretty easy to escape as long as we don't get trapped in my bedroom.....I'm going to be buying a roll out fire escape for that window though.

othermom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Interesting info

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by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Thanks for sharing :)

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by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM


Quoting othermom:

Interesting info

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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Tfs
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MamaMandee
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM
Yup the girls brought home hats yesterday.
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mom2jessnky
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 5:47 AM

Yep, my kid had the fire fighter spiel yesterday at school.

aneela
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

wonderful that they keep up with this :)

Quoting mom2jessnky:

Yep, my kid had the fire fighter spiel yesterday at school.


aneela
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 7:43 PM

oh yeah?? the red ones?

Quoting MamaMandee:

Yup the girls brought home hats yesterday.


MamaMandee
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Yup! It was cute cuz she came home & ran to get her raincoat to be a firegirl lol.

Quoting aneela:

oh yeah?? the red ones?

Quoting MamaMandee:

Yup the girls brought home hats yesterday.


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