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Fire Prevention Week/Month

Fire Prevention Week/Month

Fire Prevention Week is observed annually in October. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and members of the Oregon Life Safety Team promote an annual theme and provide resources to fire agencies to educate Oregonians about fire prevention and safety.
Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10, 2015) 
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 week campaign to highlight the importance of fire safety education. This year's campaign theme is "Hear the beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm."
Fire Prevention Month (October 2015) 
From feedback provided by fire service, we’ve again decided to celebrate during the entire month of October.
The OSFM is pursuing a variety of fire prevention educa­tion approaches in support of the 2015 Fire Prevention Week campaign. Oregon will follow the national theme “Hear the beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm."
The OSFM developed free resources to support education and outreach efforts for the fire service.
For more information on fire prevention week/month, contact Fire and Life Safety Education,
503-934-8228 or osfm.ce@state.or.us