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Mayor Honors Fire Prevention Week with Proclamation

Next week is Fire Prevention Week across the country and firefighters will be out teaching local students this year’s theme of “Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out!” Mena Mayor George McKee signed a proclamation on Friday, September 29, proclaiming October 8th through 14th as Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Prevention Week is on record as the longest running public health observance, according to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Library Information Center. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4th through 10th, 1925, beginning a tradition of the President signing a proclamation each year. It is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began October 8th, 1871, and did most of its damage October 9th.

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