Fire Prevention Week
For more information, please contact the Fire Department at (316) 755-7303.
Fire Prevention Education
The Valley Center Fire Department has made fire prevention education a priority for our community, and actively participates in annual Fire Prevention Week activities.
Fire Prevention Week began as a result of the Great Chicago Fire on October 9, 1871. Fifty years later, President Wilson signed the first proclamation for the observance of National Fire Prevention Day. The day was used to promote fire prevention practices. Since 1925, the President has signed a proclamation each year declaring the week of October 9 as National Fire Prevention Week.
During Fire Prevention Week, members of the Valley Center Fire Department visit all of our public schools, spreading the message of fire safety and prevention.
Did You Know?
Eight out of 10 people who die in fires in this country die in the very place they feel the safest: at home. Most of these tragic deaths could be prevented if people took a little time to prepare for what they would do to survive a fire.
Fire Prevention Tips
Fire is very unpredictable and strikes without warning. Fire Prevention must be practiced daily to help protect your family from fire. There are several inexpensive ways to protect your most valued possessions, your family from fire:
- Install and maintain smoke detectors in your home
- Plan and practice a home escape plan
- Keep matches and lighters out of the hands of children