National Fire Prevention week has been marked in North America for nearly a century.
The Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871 caused devastating damage and a horrific conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land. In commemoration of this tragic incident, NFPA has decided to sponsor the public observance of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance. From then on, Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9. 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.
National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2022! Fire Prevention Week raises awareness for fire safety and help ensure the protection of your building. The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) has announced “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week™, highlighting the critical importance of developing an escape plan with occupants of a building and practicing it regularly.
At Allmar, our knowledge of building codes, experience with doors and hardware, and staff who are certified to inspect fire door assemblies grant us the expertise and authority to ensure that your fire rated doors are inspected regularly, functioning properly, and that you are meeting your requirements for annual inspection. Ongoing inspection and maintenance of fire and egress doors helps prevent loss of life while reducing property damage and insurance premiums. Allmarʼs fire door inspectors are certified through the Door and Hardware Institute’s Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection program. Allmar’s sales professionals and trained Fire Door Assembly Inspectors have the experience that can help ensure that your fire rated doors are functioning properly.
Allmar also offers fire-rated openings designed to deliver life safety for occupants of a building by preventing the spreading of fire and limiting the passage of smoke through a building. Allmar has a wide range of door options, from fire-rated wood doors to fire-rated steel doors. They are available fire-labelled for up to 3 hours (Class A label), depending on the type of door. Allmar’s sales professionals have the expertise to assist you with your project needs and to ensure that our products and services are customized for the success of your project.
Check out this link from NFPA for fire prevention tips, educational tools, and the history of fire prevention week.