Fire Prevention Week 2022
On October 8th, 1871, the City of Chicago was devastated by a vicious fire that raged across the city for two days. The blaze, now known as the Great Chicago Fire, took more than 250 lives, 17,400 structures, 2,000 acres of land, and left a lasting impact across the nation. In 1922 President Calvin Coolidge responded by declaring Fire Prevention Week a national observance. Since then, the week of October 9th has been used to promote fire safety to everyone across the United States.
This year, NFPA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”, aims to educate everyone about the simple actions they can take to stay safe from home fires. Help us celebrate by following along as we share tips and activities throughout the week to help protect you and others from home fires.
Fire Prevention Week was declared a national observance in 1922 to promote fire safety and has been recognized ever since. Click here to learn more about the history of Fire Prevention Week, and make sure to follow the rest of the weeks’ schedule for more fire safety activities.
Cooking is a leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. Luckily, these fires are preventable! Use this tip sheet to learn about fire safety in the kitchen and how to cook with caution.
Fire moves fast. Having the proper fire protection systems helps keep you and your family safe in case a fire breaks out. Find out if you know all you need about the smoke alarms in your home by taking this quiz!
Having a fire escape plan and practicing it are both crucial steps to keep yourself and those around you safe in case a fire breaks out. Watch this video with your family and create your own fire escape plan using this template. Then, take some time to practice it!
As this year’s fire prevention week comes to an end, take some time to look over your fire safety procedures. Don’t let the fun (and safety) stop here! Use these fire prevention games and activities any time of the year!
Use the Chart below to follow our daily Fire Prevention Week schedule, and mark off the activities you complete!
To learn more about fire safety, visit our website, or reach out to our team at 844-MYUSAFP (698-7237). We are more than happy to assist with your fire and life safety system planning and scheduling.
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