10/05/2011

Fire Prevention and Safety

This week is National Fire Prevention week. Observed since 1922, this year's theme is "Protect your Family from Fire." Learn how to keep your home safe by visiting the National Fire Protection Association's site for kids and families. Highlights include tips on making a fire escape plan, and a fire safety checklist.

These titles from the State Publications Library collection may also be of interest:
Forest Home Fire Safety
Fire-resistant landscaping
Living with fire: protecting communities and restoring forests

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. More than 250 people were killed, over 17,000 structures were destroyed, and more than 2,000 acres burned in the tragedy. The Chicago Historical Society has put together an online exhibit called "The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory" that is worth a visit.


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