PROCLAMATION

 

A PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2005

AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 

            WHEREAS, in 1922, President Warren G. Harding proclaimed the first Fire Prevention Week as the week that includes the date of October 9, the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, to be National Fire Prevention Week; 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 its thirteen member companies, supported by the County Department of Fire and Emergency Services:

 

            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 13th day of October 2004, That the week of October 9 through October 15, 2005 be, and is hereby, declared Fire Prevention Week; and, be it

 

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That all residents of the County are encouraged to participate in fire safety education activities; and, be it

 

            PROCLAIMED FINALLY, That all County residents are encouraged to participate in fire prevention behavior during this special week and throughout the year and years to come.

 

 

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                    ___________________________

Raymond E. Graham

                                                                                    Chairman of the Board