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Fire Prevention Week 2021 - "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety"
National Fire Prevention Week
is observed in the United States and Canada during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9th falls in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This is the same time in which the even more devastaing and closer to home Peshtigo Fire occurred. In the United States, the first presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge as a way to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.
Grand Chute Firefighters spend the month of October visiting with area school children educating them on the importance of fire prevention and safety. Strong partnerships with our local schools
enable us to provide this proactive learning experience to the children of our community at an early age. Examples of fire prevention week activities include station tours, daycare visits, a fire safety poster contest, and an interactive "Fire Prevention Jeopardy" game which tests the knowledge of older students. Take a moment to browse the resources below, and visit the Sparky the Fire Dog Interactive Website!