The White House issues Presidential Proclamation for Fire Prevention Week 2011

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Oct 9, 2011

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According to the proclamation, "Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities. This week, we honor the selfless first responders who put themselves on the line to safeguard us all from fire, and we reaffirm the need for Americans to practice fire safety throughout the year."  President Obama calls on "all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences."

How are you participating in Fire Prevention Week?  Need some ideas?  Visit www.fpw.org.

Read the FPW Proclamation.

- Eileen