The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on Oct. 9, 1871. Our annual October event gives the community the opportunity to meet the Sarasota County Emergency Services personnel. Every year approximately 2500+ friends and family attend. The opportunity for some hands on training and fun appeals to everyone involved.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Truer words were never spoken when it comes to Fire Prevention. Among the many measures that can be taken to reduce fire loss, burns, and accidental injury, perhaps none is more important than that of fire prevention education.