Fires are destructive and deadly, this much we know. However, how they started and how they will spread often remains a mystery. Take the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, for example. The cause of this massive, catastrophic force has never been discovered and has since been debated and theorized about for the last 140-plus years.
Did a cow kick over a lantern in the O’Leary’s barn? We’ll likely never know, but as a reminder of the immense peril caused by fire, every year we recognize Fire Prevention Week surrounding the date of this fire and the even more cataclysmic one that occurred in Peshtigo, Wisconsin that same night – October 8, 1871. The lesson we remind ourselves of year after year is simple: fire prevention is important to all of us.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org):
Here are some tips to proactively reduce the risk of of these fires:
Information about effectively utilizing smoke detectors in our homes (source: http://www.nfpa.org/smokealarms):
Take this opportunity to check your smoke alarms and make sure they are working properly. And, if you’re still using high-heat-producing incandescent bulbs in your home, consider upgrading to energy-efficient LED bulbs as yet another way of reducing the chance of staring fires in your home or business.
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