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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 7-13, 2018) 
NFPA 2018 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. The fire 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 "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere."
Fire Prevention Month (October 2018) 
The OSFM is pursuing a variety of fire prevention educa­tion approaches in support of the 2018 Fire Prevention Week campaign. For the entire month of October, Oregon will follow the national theme 
 "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere."
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.
For more information on fire prevention week/month, contact Fire & Life Safety Education,
503-934-8228 or osfm.ce@state.or.us