Join the conversation: 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week

Each year in October, communities throughout North America celebrate NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week™, the oldest running public health observance in the U.S. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week (FPW), highlighting the strides made in fire safety and the critical work remaining toward NFPA’s mission of eliminating loss of life and property from fire, electrical, and related hazards. 

Join NFPA on Tuesday, June 14th at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time for a live FPW Facebook event to learn about this year’s theme and get a jump on your planning.  Don’t have Facebook?  Register through the FPW Zoom link to participate in this presentation & conversation with NFPA staff to discuss the key FPW calls to action, available resources, and ways to engage your community with the importance of home fire safety.

Fire Prevention Week is October 9 – 15, 2022, celebrated 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.

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Andrea Vastis
Senior Director, Public Education, public health promotion & education professional passionate about eliminating disparities in access, education and resources.

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