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Fire Prevention Week: October 7-13, 2018

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Fire engines driving on the streets of Manhattan, New York

Presidential Proclamation 2017

According to the National Fire Protection Association, “In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

“Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.”

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom and highlighted in yellow to show the three rows related to fire.


Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in selling security alarm systems, such as burglar and fire alarms, along with installation, repair or monitoring services; or remote monitoring of electronic security alarm systems.


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