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Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of Oct. 9 in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871.

Hundreds visit the Station Fire Memorial Park each year to pay their respects
Madison Hope Summerville died from injuries she received while saving her children, ages 5, 4 and 3, from their burning home in Griffin
The U.S. fire administrator, FDNY chief fire marshal, IAFC president and FSRI executive director detailed lithium-ion battery dangers facing firefighters and the general public
The victim stayed inside the burning Bronx apartment as neighbors begged him to leave
Lancaster firefighters rescued three people over ladders during a fire caused by a malfunctioning battery
11 people were displaced in the latest fire in Lawrence that involved illegal apartments in the basement, attic
A sixth child has died after a tragic house fire in South Bend
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell and other leaders will travel to Detroit, Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, to draw public attention to winter fire safety measures
Birmingham Battalion Chief Clay Hendon said firefighters everywhere are challenged by lithium-ion battery fires
Suit claims victims’s rights were violated by unsafe conditions in public housing rowhome where 12 people died