Fire Prevention Week

The Mount Vernon Fire Department teams up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote a Fire Prevention Week campaign every October.

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!

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.

2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme - "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety"

Firefighter Storytime and Sing-a-long!

Celebrating 100 Years 

2022 Fire Prevention Week Mount Vernon Fire Department            2022 Mannequin Challenge        

2022 Plan Your Fire Escape Route            2022 Plan Your Fire Escape Route (in Spanish)