In support of Fire Prevention Week, and at the request of the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed October as Oregon Fire Prevention Month. Oregon supports the theme, “Don’t Wait–Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” and officials used the Fire Prevention Week sample proclamation to craft Oregon’s document.
“Smoke alarms are your first line of defense against deadly fire, but they can’t protect you if they don’t work,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. “Walker is pictured above with Fire and Life Safety Education Manager Claire McGrew holding the signed proclamation. "Smoke alarms don’t last forever. If your alarm is more than 10 years old, replace it.”
In the five-year period from 2011 through 2015 in Oregon, home fires killed 143, and injured