The Elk Grove Village Fire Department is holding its annual Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 12th at Fire Station #7, 101 Biesterfield Road, from noon to 3pm. The 2019 campaign theme chosen by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape.” The goal is to educate people about the importance of having a home fire escape plan to reduce the likelihood of being trapped in a fire.
Fire Prevention Week has been a national observance since 1925. It is held each year during the week of October 9th, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It is an annual reminder that we all need to make some to understand how to stay safe in the event of a fire, or better yet, prevent them from happening in the first place.