Prevention and Public Education

Join the Bismarck Fire Department in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. The campaign was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.

This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning

Below are several resources you and your family can use to test your knowledge or provide you with information and activities.

About Fire Prevention Week 2022
About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Activities

Fire Causes and Risks