Home History Members Gallery Training Apparatus Explorer Post Members Only Links
2011 Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Prevention Association announced that the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2010 will be "It's Fire Prevention Week. Protect Your Family From Fire"  Start planning your Fire Prevention Week activities now.

keep your family safe
Be a home fire escape planner
  • Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.
  • Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.
  • Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.
  • Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm & practice the plan w/everyone living in your home.
  • Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday.

Smoke alarms and home fire escape planning

  • If there is a fire in your home, there will be smoke.
  • A smoke alarm will let you know there is a fire.
  • A smoke alarm makes a loud noise – beep, beep, beep.
  • When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
  • Go to your family outside meeting place.

When you go home today, be a smoke alarm detective

  • Ask a grown-up to show you where the smoke alarms are in your home.
  • Ask a grown-up to test the smoke alarms to make sure they are working.




Fire Prevention Week History

Fire Prevention Week started to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in October of 1871. The Great Chicago Fire killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres.  United States President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Prevention week in 1925.  President Coolidge noted that some 15,000 lives were lost in the United States alone during the previous year. 

This waste results from the conditions which justify a sense of shame and horror; for the greater part of it could and ought to be prevented... It is highly desirable that every effort be made to reform the conditions which have made possible so vast a destruction of the national wealth".

-President Calvin Coolidge

The National Fire Protection Association continues today to make National Fire Prevention Week a priority and counts on the participation of tens of thousands of fire and safety personnel to reduce the risk of fire and its toll on society.  Fire Prevention week has historically been observed beginning on the first Sunday in October and ending the following Sunday.

Fire Safety Messages

Coloring Pages
Jr. Firefighter
Jr. Firefighter
Fire Helmet
Fire Helmet
Fire Truck
Fire Truck

Plan Escape Routes

Crawl Under Smoke


Stop, Drop, & Roll

Practice Escape

Meeting Place

Test Smoke Detectors
Sparky Says "Thank You to Firefighters"
Sparky Says
"Thank You" to
Five Steps
to Fire Safety

For The Family
My Fire Inspection Checklist
Click picture above
Home Fire Escape Plan
Click picture above
My Safety Information
Click picture above

Smokey The Bear
Click Picture Above

Sparky The Fire Dog
Click Picture Above

It's Fire Prevention Week
Prevent Home Fires!
Stay Fire Smart
Don't Get Burned!
Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With
Protect Your Family From Fire"