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Declaring October 6-12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week

Post Date:10/02/2019 3:29 PM

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A PROCLAMATION DECLARING
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
OCTOBER 6-12, 2019

WHEREAS, Curry County is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Curry County; and

WHEREAS, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,319,500 fires in 2017, according to the U.S. Fire Administration; and

WHEREAS, U.S. home fires totaled 371,500 and resulted in 3,400 civilian deaths in 2017; and

WHEREAS, Curry County is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Curry County; and

WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and

WHEREAS, when the smoke alarm sounds Curry County residents may have less than two minutes to escape to safety; and

WHEREAS, Curry County residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should make a home escape plan, drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should practice the home fire escape plan with everyone in the household, including visitors; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should practice the home fire escape drill at least twice a year, during the day and at night; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should teach children to escape on their own in case adults can’t help them; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should practice using different ways out; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents should get out and stay out, never going back inside the home for people, pets, or things; and

WHEREAS, Curry County’s residents are responsive to public education measures and are able to take action to increase their safety from fire, especially in their homes; and

WHEREAS, the 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” effectively serves to remind us that we need to take personal steps to increase our safety from fire.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Chet Spear, Curry County Chairman, do hereby proclaim October 6–12, 2019 as Fire Prevention Week throughout Curry County, and I urge all the people of Curry County to be aware of their surroundings, look for available ways out in the event of a fire or other emergency, respond when the smoke alarm sounds by exiting the building immediately, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Curry County’s fire and emergency services during Fire Prevention Week 2019.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto subscribed my name to be affixed this 1st day of October 2019.

 

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