This Event is hosted by the City of Margate. For more information please visit https://www.margate-nj.com/ or call 609-822-5038.
Fire Prevention Week is October 8th – October 14th, 2023 ! Every year our Margate City Fire Department spreads the word in town, at schools and throughout the community about the year’s theme “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. Below is a fire safety tip sheet & interactive games for kids. and For Children click here
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.