City of Lincoln
2012 Media Releases
- October 8, 2012
- For More Information Contact:
- Fire Chief John Huff, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, 402-441-8350
Fire Prevention Week is October 7 Through 13
Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) invites the public to participate in activities planned in conjunction with "Fire Prevention Week" October 7 through 13.
Two events are planned for Wednesday, October 10:
- Fire Chief John Huff will recognize Anna Cooper, a fourth-grader at Maxey Elementary School, as the winner of the annual "Learn Not to Burn" poster contest. Chief Huff will present the first place ribbon to her at 9:15 a.m. at the school, 5200 S. 75th St. The winning poster will be on display at the County-City Building, 555 S. 10th, for two weeks and also on the City website at fire.lincoln.ne.gov.
- LFR urges Lincoln families to participate in an all-city fire drill at 6 p.m. Fire companies across the city will be stationed in front of fire stations sounding their air horns as a call for all residents to test their smoke alarms and practice their fire escape plans.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres.
In addition to the City website, more information on Fire Prevention Week can be found by visiting the NFPA website at firepreventionweek.org.