did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Fire Prevention Day? According to legend, on October 8, 1871, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lamp, which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. That fire led to major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall’s Association of North America held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week during the week in which  October 9 falls.

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