The second full week of October is designated as national Fire Prevention Week. Fire departments and public safety officials across the country work to promote fire safety year round, but it is a focus this week in particular. Missouri State Fire Marshal Randy Cole says Fire prevention Week has been a longstanding event.
Cole says that fire took 250 lives and left over 100-thousand homeless. The memory of this event has driven fire safety week for more than 85 years, the longest running public health and safety observance on record according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Cole says every year has a theme, and this year it focuses on being ready in case of an emergency.
Again that was Missouri Fire Marshal Randy Cole. For more information of Fire Prevention Week and "Have 2 Ways Out," you can visit www.firepreventionweek.org.
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