The Sidney Department of Fire and Emergency Services is gearing up for Fire Prevention Week.
“Every year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) coordinates a Fire Prevention Week with special messaging that draws attention to specific fire safety education and awareness topics. The message this year is, ‘Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!’ This messaging will place emphasis on smoke and carbon monoxide detector education,” Sidney Fire Chief Chad Hollinger said.
Fire Prevention Week 2021 will take place from Oct. 3 through 9. This year marks the 99th observance of the NFPA sponsored Fire Prevention Week, which first occurred in 1922. Three years later, Fire Prevention Week was federally recognized by President Calvin Coolidge.
Fire Prevention Week is observed annually the week of Oct. 9 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.