06 Oct Fire Prevention Week 2014
This week is Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11, 2014). This week of awareness was created back in 1922 by President Woodrow Wilson in honor of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left over 100,000 people without a home. This fire prevention campaign is headed up by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) each year with an initiative to educate the public about preventing fires. This is an excellent time of year to review fire safety and prevention practices with your own family.
Through your business, you can help our firefighters with their goal of preventing fires by giving away products that are relevant to this cause. Check out some of these fire prevention week ideas that your business can do to help promote fire safety and prevention.
We, also, think it’s also a great time to recognize all of our firefighters around the country that spend countless hours training, on standby, and fighting fires for the American public. This is an extremely demanding job when compared to the risks that they have to face as well as the amount of time spent away from their families. Please be sure to thank your local firefighters this week for their dedication. Thank them verbally. Thank them through social media. Thank them by giving gifts. They help us sleep sound at night knowing they are just a few minutes away in most areas, just in case of fire.
Here are the future dates for Fire Prevention Week:
2015 – October 4-10
2016 – October 9-15
2017 – October 8-14