Fire Prevention Week

October 06, 2020

Fire Prevention Week 2020 runs from Sunday, October 4th through Saturday, October 10th.  Fire Prevention Week is observed annually during the week of October 9th to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  Fire Prevention Week was made a national observance in 1925 by proclamation from then President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge.  Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health initiative in the United States.  The weeklong observance is utilized to spread prevention and awareness education measures for children and adults alike. 

At AlaCOMP, we ask that you take this time to review your emergency action and fire prevention plans.  This is also a great time to incorporate fire prevention and fire extinguisher training at your facility!  Throughout the month of October, we will share fire prevention tips as well as tips on administering your company emergency action plan on training employees on the proper use of fire extinguishers.  As always, our online safety library is a great resource for additional information on fire safety and prevention.  Contact our Loss Control Department for additional information.