Staff Writer 

Local Fire Companies Gearing up for Fire Prevention Week


September 28, 2023

Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company Assistant Chief James Lang explains the functions of a fire truck to students of Spring Cove Elementary School during a previous fire prevention program.

Sunday, Oct. 8 kicks off Fire Prevention Week across the country with fire departments reaching out to their respective communities to educate on the importance of fire safety.

Fire Prevention Week began in 1922 when the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsored its first public observance, and in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed it a national observance. Now in its 101st year, Fire Prevention Week is the longest-running public health observance in the country.

Locally, Cove-area fire departments take part in Fire Prevention Week by holding open houses and visiting scho...

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