Flameproofing the Heartland: Fire Prevention Week Ignites Safety in Illinois Kitchens


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Chicago, Illinois – Fire Prevention Week blazes into action today, igniting a crucial message for all. With the theme, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention,” the Illinois State Fire Marshal leads the charge to educate and empower citizens about life-saving cooking safety measures. This week-long initiative, running until October 14, aims to ensure everyone knows the vital steps to prevent kitchen fires.

In a city with a poignant history of fire, this campaign resonates deeply. The Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, serves as a stark reminder. The fire raged on for two relentless days, finally extinguishing in the early hours of October 10, 1871, leaving a swath of destruction in its wake.

Governor JB Pritzker’s endorsement and proclamation amplify the call for vigilance in kitchens across the state, making Illinois a safer place one meal at a time. The lessons from history remind us that the power to prevent such tragedies often rests in our hands.


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