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Cove-Area Fire Companies Step Up for Fire Prevention Week


October 14, 2021

Rick Boston

James Lang of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company shows students at Spring Cove Elementary School how some of the equipment in a fire truck works.

Sunday, Oct. 3, kicked off Fire Prevention Week, a week-long effort by fire companies across the country to educate the public on the importance of fire safety.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Prevention Week traces its roots back to 1925 when President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed it a national observance, and with 2021 marking its 96th year, it is the longest running public health observance in America.

With more than 27,000 fire departments listed with the National Fire Department Registry, Fire Prevention Week sees a concerted effort across the country...

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