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Auburndale , FL 33823
About Fire Prevention Week
Each year, the Auburndale Fire Department hosts its very own Fire Prevention Week. The typical week consists of students and teachers visiting the fire station for special tours and demonstrations to help students learn about firefighters and basic fire safety skills. To find more videos and games for kids that teach fire safety skills, visit NFPA Kids/Sparky.org
About National Fire Safety Week
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
The Auburndale Fire Department is a full service public safety division in charge of responding to medical emergencies, preventing fires, fighting fires, and promoting fire safety. The Department was originally established as a volunteer department in 1915 and has evolved to where it is today. The administration includes Fire Chief Brian Bradway, Deputy Chief David Cash, Fire Marshal and Training Safety Officer Bo Naecker.
Being aware of the causes of a fire and preparing for the event of one is important to securing your life, your family, and your property. That’s why our firefighters are involved in the community and actively seek opportunities to engage with the public. The Auburndale Fire Department hopes to stop fires before they have a chance to start by educating the public, helping to distribute smoke alarms, and increasing awareness.
The Department has a dedicated fire inspector, who visits and inspects buildings and other structures to search for fire hazards and to ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met. The fire inspector also tests and inspects fire protection and fire extinguishing equipment to ensure that it works.