Fire Prevention Week


  • Fire Prevention Week is held each year on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about 3.3 square miles in Chicago, Illinois.

  • President Calvin Coolidge declared the first Fire Prevention Week in 1925.

  • Fire Prevention week emphasizes the importance of smoke detectors, fire escape planning and safety while cooking or using electrical and/or heating appliances.