Arroyo Grande Fire Damage Professionals Announce National Fire Prevention Week

The first Fire Prevention Week was created to commemorate the “Great Chicago Fire” of October 1871.

SERVPRO from Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande, the Arroyo Grande Fire Team, announced that National Fire Prevention Week will be October 9-15 this year. Every year the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) is sponsoring a week in October to promote fire prevention and safety through a variety of programs and community partnerships

This year, National Fire Safety Week celebrates its 100th anniversary. The NFPA is a nonprofit organization that was established in 1896 with the mission “dedicated to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss from fire, electrical, and related hazards.” The first Fire Prevention Week was created to commemorate the “Great Fire of Chicago” of October 1871. The fire started on October 8 and burned until October 9. Over 250 people lost their lives in this fire, 100,000 were left homeless, over 2,000 acres burned and 17,400 structures were destroyed. The first Fire Prevention Week was held in 1922, then formalized by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925.

The Fire damage in Arroyo Grande reports that this year’s theme is “The Fire Will Not Wait. Plan your escape. The NFPA strives to educate the public on simple steps to take to protect everyone from home fires. Free online programs and resources include:

  • Safety messages containing a sample home evacuation grid and family action plans, in English and Spanish.
  • Online fire safety and prevention activities for children. Each child who completes the NFPA Challenges for Kids earns a membership in Sparky’s Fire Safety Club.
  • Online games and apps, free lesson plans, safety tip sheets, and more.

Parents, teachers, community centers and leaders are encouraged to take advantage of the free programs and materials to help protect their families and neighborhoods from fires.

The Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande SERVPRO team is committed to helping protect local communities and neighborhoods from fire and fire damage and believe that safety and prevention are of the utmost importance. In the event of a fire, the certified and trained team is ready to intervene 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the event of an emergency. Highly qualified to repair and repair fire damage, SERVPRO uses specialized equipment and supplies to remove all traces of fire damage and get people back to their homes and businesses as soon as possible.

The Fire damage in Arroyo Grande The local family business team reminds community members to also contact the following resources for fire safety and prevention:

  • Local City, County, and State Fire Departments
  • Major insurance companies also have fire safety information available.

SERVPRO from Pismo Beach / Arroyo Grande

1131 Pike Lane Office 9

Oceano, CA 93445

(805) 473-0772

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