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Fire Prevention Month - 2011
Fire Prevention Month is observed every October and aims to reduce the damaging effects of fire by raising awareness of basic fire safety principles. Occurring in early fall, Fire Prevention Month is a great time to prepare your home for the winter ahead.
Sharpening the focus of Fire Prevention Month is National Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15). National Fire Prevention Week originated in 1922 with a presidential proclamation from President Warren Harding commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1911. During National Fire Prevention Week, key concepts in fire safety and prevention are targeted – concepts that should be practiced throughout the year.
According to the primary sponsor of National Fire Prevention Week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2009 more than 360,000 home fires were reported in the United States. In order to protect your home and family from fire the NFPA and the City of Rockville are promoting an annual fire prevention campaign consisting of several simple programs developed to assist you in protecting yourself from fire loss and injury.
The City of Rockville Inspection Services Division and the Rockville Fire Marshal's Office are providing you with some quick links to Fire Prevention Week materials available from the NFPA. If you have any questions regarding fire safety or fire prevention, please contact the City of Rockville Inspection Services Divsion at 240-314-8263 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out these helpful fire safety tips from
the National Fire Protection Association:
Watch these Fire Prevention Week videos for more fire safety information.