PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF

OCTOBER 5 - 11, 2003 AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

            WHEREAS, in 1922, President Warren G. Harding proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week, recognizing the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; and

            WHEREAS, according to the United States Fire Administration, most fire deaths occur during the winter months, December through February, as a direct result of poorly installed, maintained or misused portable heating equipment; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Fire and Rescue Association and Fauquier County ís thirteen volunteer fire and rescue companies, namely:

            Warrenton VFC ( Co. 1)                       Catlett VFC ( Co. 7)

            Remington VF&RC (Co. 2)                  Goldvein VF&RC (Co. 8)

            Marshall VFC (Co. 3)                          Marshall VRS (Co. 9)

            The Plains VF&RC (Co. 4)                  New Baltimore VF&RC (Co. 10)

            Upperville VFC (Co. 5)                        Orlean VFC (Co. 11)

            Warrenton VRS (Co. 6)                       Cedar Run VRS (Co. 12)

                                                                        Lois VFC ( Co. 13)

respond annually to over 10,000 fire emergency incidents involving a threat to life, property, and/or our environment; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Fire and Rescue Association and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services acknowledge Fire Prevention Week as the beginning of their fire prevention, education and safety campaign, which will last throughout the year; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of September 2003, That the week of October 5 through October 11, 2003 be, and is hereby, declared Fire Prevention Week; and, be it

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That all Fauquier County residents are encouraged to participate in fire prevention and safety education activities during this special week and throughout the year and years to come.

 

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Harry F. Atherton

Chairman of the Board