Fire Prevention Week 2023 – Cooking Safety

industrial kitchenFire Prevention Week 2023 is quickly approaching! This essential fire protection week takes place every year and is an ideal time to check out your business facilities to ensure you have the proper fire safety protections in place. This year’s Fire Prevention Week unfolds Sunday, October 8, through Saturday, October 14. Read on to learn more about the history of Fire Prevention Week, this year’s fire safety theme, and what you can do to ensure the proper fire protections are in place within your building.

History of Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association has been celebrating Fire Prevention Week since 1922. The inaugural Fire Prevention Week began in 1922, and in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge made a proclamation that Fire Prevention Week would be observed nationally. This special observance occurs each year during the week of October 9 and was created to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, a devastating fire event that started on October 8, 1871. This fire resulted in more than 250 people losing their lives, 100,000 individuals becoming homeless, and more than 17,400 structures destroyed. During this week each year, we focus on the importance of fire safety and the steps we can take to ensure our properties and the people in them are safe.

2023’s Theme: Cooking Safety

The Fire Prevention Week theme for 2023 is cooking safety. During this year’s weeklong event, it’s important to focus on cooking safety in general. It’s also vital to understand how to keep your restaurant business and other commercial properties where cooking occurs safe and free from fires. Here are some aspects to consider regarding cooking safety in commercial buildings:

General Fire Prevention

At all times, it’s vital to have the proper fire safety features in place in the case of a fire within your business. Here are some fire safety products your building may need to have in place for the protection of your property and the people in it:

Make sure your building is fire-safe. Learn more during this year’s Fire Prevention Week!

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