Fire Prevention Week 2013 (October 6-12) 
Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire - the two-day blaze that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 more homeless, and destroyed more than 17,000 buildings October 8-9, 1871.

That tragedy inspired reform across America, spurring new fire safety codes and public awareness campaigns. Each October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors a fire prevention campaign to highlight the importance of fire safety education.

This year's campaign is "Prevent Kitchen Fires".

Governor's Proclamation


Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen Safety Checklist

Kitchen Safety Quiz

Office of State Fire Marshal Kitchen Safety Information

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Fire Agency Resources

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal developed a toolkit to support education and outreach efforts for the
fire service. The toolkit includes elements that focus mainly on roles and responsibilities of adults when
it comes to practicing fire safety in the kitchen.


Activities for Kids
Additional Resources


Order Free Fire Prevention & Safety Materials

To receive free fire prevention and safety materials not specific to Fire Prevention Week, complete the Fire Prevention and Safety Educational Materials Request or call 503-934-8228.