Fire Prevention week takes place October 9 - 15
October 6, 2016
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
Fire Prevention Week will be observed in the City of Boston this year from October 9 to October 15. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is, “Don’t Wait- Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years."
Fire stations in Boston will be open to the public between 1200 and 1700 hours for visits of the premises and for the conveyance of information concerning the fire department functions and fire prevention matters.