Fire Prevention Month

Fire Prevention Week

Beginning in 1922, National Fire Prevention Week has been observed during first week of October, making it the longest-running public health observance in the United States. The Program’s origins emanate from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which took the lives of an estimated 250 persons and left 100,000 people homeless. The great loss of life and property spurred innovation in fire safety, prevention, and planning for urban areas across the nation. South Strabane Township’s Fire Department recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month and will be participating in numerous events throughout the community to educate, inform, and prepare residents and their families for unexpected fire events.

Events

  • On October 5th, the Home Depot (255 Murtland Avenue) will be hosting its annual safety fair. South Strabane Township’s Fire Department will be in attendance to demonstrate proper fire safety techniques with the assistance of the WCSN Fire Safety House. The festivities will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • On October 8th, the South Strabane Township Fire Department will be visiting Trinity East Elementary School in partnership with the Fire Fighter Phil Program to educate and inform students about fire safety techniques.  
  • On October 19th, Lowe’s (355 Washington Road) will be hosting its annual safety fair. South Strabane Township’s Fire Department will be in attendance to demonstrate proper fire safety techniques. The festivities will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • October 29th the South Strabane Fire Department will host a “Touch a truck” event at Max and Erma’s (373 Washington Road). Community residents and patrons of the restaurant will have the opportunity to meet our firefighters and interact with the Department’s fleet. The festivities will take place from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

You may find more about the National Fire Protection Agency and National Fire Prevention Week here.

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