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.

2021's theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!" This year's event will be held entirely virtual. The resources linked below can help you get educated and prepared for emergencies.


2021 Fire Prevention Week Theme - Learn the Sounds of Safety!


Kid Coloring Page

Adult Coloring Page

Helpful Resources:

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!
NFPA presents Fire Prevention Week 2021's theme! Helpful tip sheet.

Smoke Alarms at Home and Home Fire Sprinklers
Be safe at home!

Carbon Monoxide Safety
Learn more about the invisible killer, and how to protect your family from the dangers!

Escape Planning
Plan ahead, make a fire safety escape plan and practice it before an emergency strikes.

High-Rise Apartment & Condo Safety
Even though most buildings in Redmond are characterized as mid-rise, these tips are transferrable!

Fire Alarms in Apartment Buildings
Large apartment buildings are designed with safety in mind. Learn more!

College Campus Fire Safety
Living away from home doesn't mean living away from safety.

RV, Motorhome, Travel Trailer Safety
Travelling with the comforts of home should include the safety and preparedness aspects as well!

Hotel and Motel Safety
Be Safe When Travelling!

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Alarmas de humo en el hogar

Alarmas de humo y CO para personas sordas o con dificultades auditavas

What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?

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.

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)