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County firefighters herald in National Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association gives reminders on how to protect against fires during Fire Prevention Week every October.

The National Fire Protection Association gives reminders on how to protect against fires during Fire Prevention Week every October. Submitted photo

— Any other school or organization that would like a fire prevention visit can contact their local fire department, which would be more than willing to oblige, added LaFountain.

“[The departments] have no problem coming in and educating anyone who asks for the information,” he said.

Did you know?

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on Oct. 8, but continued into and did most of its damage Oct. 9, 1871.

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