Fire Prevention Week

The Redmond Fire Department teams up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote a Fire Prevention Week campaign every October.

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!

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.

2022's theme is “Fire Won't Wait, Plan Your Escape!" This year's event will be held virtually and in-person! The resources linked below can help you get educated and prepared for emergencies.

Please come visit us at our Fire Station Open House on Saturday, October 15th to learn more. 


2022 Fire Prevention Week Theme - Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape!


Home Fire Escape Plan Grid

Helpful Resources:

Escape Planning
Learn how to make an escape plan in your home and practice it regularly.

Smoke Alarms
Learn about the important role smoke alarms play in fire safety, and how to ensure they're working properly!

Residential Fire Sprinklers
Learn about the importance of fire sprinklers, and how residential fire sprinklers can keep you safe!

Apartment Building Safety
Learn how fire safety can look different in apartment buildings, and how those buildings are designed with your safety in mind!

College Campus Safety
Studying away from home? Add fire safety to your list! Learn how to stay safe on college campuses and dorms.

Hotel and Motel Safety
Travelling across the country? Take fire safety with you! Learn about the safety features commonly found in travel accommodations. 

Condo Safety
Do you live in one of Redmond's fine mid-rise or condos? Learn how to keep safe in event of emergencies.

Security Bars
Have security bars on any windows? Learn how to feel safe while staying fire safe!

What if someone in my home has special needs?

There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed.

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

More information about alert devices for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tip Sheet (PDF)