Fire Prevention Week

West Columbia Fire Department promotes safety during Fire prevention Week, Oct. 9-15

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9- 15.  Fire Prevention Week began in 1922 and this is the 100th year of observing it. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. […]


West Columbia Fire Department stresses safety in Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 3- 9, is National Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year in the week of Oct. 9, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8, 1871. That fire resulted in the death of more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 structures. The […]