National Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. 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.
For more information on Fire Prevention Week, visit: www.firepreventionweek.org
Community Risk Reduction Programs
Fire Station Tours
Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories; the number of fires involving lithium-ion batteries have increased recently.
Many common products such as: laptops, cell phones, power tools, electric vehicles, electric scooters and other electric mobility devices may contain lithium-ion batteries.
For additional information, download this fire safety flyer.
Monroe Fire Company is present at several community events throughout the year. If you see us, stop by to say hello!
Contact the assistant chief for additional information on fire prevention and community risk reduction programs.