Fire Prevention Month - October 1
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

Fire Prevention Month

National Fire Prevention Month is celebrated annually on October 1st and reminds each of us to take precautions. This is the least a person can do! Firefighters and rescuers work without days off and breaks, saving lives. To reduce the tragic cases, we must unite and be extremely careful.

History

The National Fire Prevention Month commemorates the Great Chicago Fire, lasting from October 8 to 10 in 1871. Hundreds of people died in this tragedy, more than 100 thousand were left homeless. The city immediately began to rebuild, but the pain in the hearts remained forever. It is noteworthy that the incident had a positive impact on fire safety: conditions in houses improved, easier access to hydrants was formed, etc.

National month founded by the fire protection association. Its purpose is to tell adults and children what to do during a fire and how to prevent it. You have no idea how many lives could have been saved if the victims were armed with information.

Interesting facts

It’s amazing that:

  • there are birds that can intentionally spread fire by carrying burning branches in their beaks or claws. Several species have been identified by scientists and firefighters: the brown falcon, the whistling kite, and the black kite;
  • in 2004 they extinguished a fire that had raged for 130 years. It was centered on China’s Liuhuanggou coalfield;
  • 80% of American silent films are destroyed by fires at film studios and on purpose (due to lack of space for new films);
  • one of the most famous arsonists is Herostratus: he burned the temple of Artemis in Ephesus for the sake of glory;
  • rubbing two sticks causes fire. The Guinness record was set – the fire was lit in 39,7 seconds.

How to celebrate

This month (and any other) you need to study as much useful information as possible. Check smoke detectors, get a fire extinguisher, have a fire drill with your family… Share tips with your loved ones and followers on social networks, join the discussion – follow the hashtag #NationalFirePreventionMonth!

When is Fire Prevention Month in 2022?

Fire Prevention Month is observed on October 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026