Fire Prevention Week Kickoff – October 9, 2016

Fire Prevention Week Kickoff – October 9, 2016

MACOMB, IL — Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters are teaming up with other local first responders, Farm King of Macomb, and Refreshment Services Pepsi for the 2016 Fire Prevention Week Kickoff in the south parking lot of Farm King, 1620 E. Jackson Street, on Sunday, October 9th from 1 to 4 P.M.

There will be fire apparatus on display, activities for children, and informational items for the parents. Parents are encouraged to bring their children out to help teach them about fire safety, the benefits to having a smoke alarm, and to make them comfortable around firefighters. There will also be refreshments, giveaways, and fun for all.

Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters will be posting fire safety messages all week long.

The theme for this year is:
Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

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