Fire Prevention Week is observed annually in October. The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) promotes an annual theme and provides resources to fire agencies to educate Oregonians about fire prevention and safety.
Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016)
NFPA 2016 Fire Prevention Week
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. 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 "Don't Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."
Fire Prevention Month (October 2016)
The OSFM is pursuing a variety of fire prevention education approaches in support of the 2016 Fire Prevention Week campaign. Oregon will follow the national theme “Don't Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."
For this year's Fire Prevention Month campaign, each Oregon fire agency will receive a Smoke Alarm Resources Toolkit, a USB drive and case that has the following resources:
Printable flier, data sheet, coloring sheet, and lesson plans
Social media graphics, sample messages, and tips
FEMA Community Outreach Guide
Vision 20/20 Resources
For more information on fire prevention week/month, contact Fire & Life Safety Education,