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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) promotes an annual theme and provides resources to fire agencies to educate Oregonians about fire prevention and safety.
Fire Prevention Week (October 8-14, 2017) 
NFPA 2017 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 "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"
Fire Prevention Month (October 2017) 
The OSFM is pursuing a variety of fire prevention educa­tion approaches in support of the 2017 Fire Prevention Week campaign. For the entire month of October, Oregon will follow the national theme “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!"
For this year's Fire Prevention Month campaign, the following resources are provided:



Visit​ the Fire Prevention and Safety Education Materials Request form​ to request free educational materials. The following materials are coming soon:


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For more information on fire prevention week/month, contact Fire & Life Safety Education,
503-934-8228 or osfm.ce@state.or.us