The Snyder Fire Department is proud to announce the 2021 Fire Prevention Open House. Fire prevention is an important topic for all age groups, and fire safety is no accident. Join us for the 2021 Snyder Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 1-4 PM. We'll have plenty to see and do - from fire safety demonstrations, informational displays, emergency medical displays, apparatus and equipment overviews, and much more. We'll also have Members ready to answer your questions about volunteering with us at our Recruitment area.
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.
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.