The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, tragically killed 250 people and left 100,00 people homeless and destroyed over 17,000 structures.
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In 2011, there were 484,500 were structure fires, causing 2,640 civilian deaths, 15,635 civilian injuries, and $9.7 billion in property damage. President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, in 1920.
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This new infographic, developed by NFPA and USFA, details many important safety tips related to winter holiday safety, as part of the joint Put a Freeze on Winter Fires initiative. AND, don’t forget to click {here} for your own printable checklist from the NFPA to prepare your home for heater season. Elderly people are more prone to feel the cold more than younger generations, which would lead to great risk of danger in the winter months. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Weel has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls for that particualr year. Unfortunately, there is only speculation as to the actual cause of the fire, nevertheless, this tragedy led to National Fire Prevention Week, according to the National Fire Protection Association. These fires caused 3,005 civilian deaths, 17,500 civilian injuries, and $11.7 billion in property damage.

According to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Since we are coming into the Fall and Winter Seasons it is a great time to think about Home Safety and home fire prevention.

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