Clearview – This October, Clearview Fire & Emergency Services will participate in Fire Prevention Week, committing seven days to sharing fire prevention strategies and information with our community.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) creates a fire prevention message to share during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s message is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Monthly".
Sunday, October 5, 2014
#5 Fire Station: 70403 County Road 124, Singhampton
#6 Fire Station: 95 Batteaux Road, Nottawa
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the devastating Chicago Fire on Oct. 9, 1871 in which more than 250 people died, 100,000 were left homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.
The fire changed the way that firefighters and public officials in North America think about fire prevention and fire safety. The Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Chicago Fire should be observed in a way to educate the public about the importance of fire prevention.
Fire Prevention Week was proclaimed in Canada in 1919 to commemorate the Chicago blaze, as well as a major fire that destroyed the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa on February 3, 1916.
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For more information, contact:
Fire Chief Colin Shewell
(705) 428-4355 Ext 223