Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
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October is Fire Prevention Month and on Sunday, October 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m., Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting our annual Open House! It’s a great day for families to come and bring their kids and tour our fire house and the trucks! Everyone and anyone is welcomed to join and climb in and on our apparatus and feel like a firefighter for a day!
This years Fire Prevention Theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives” and we even will have the Safety trailer for families to practice on to safely exit a home in the event of a fire.
They will have hats, stickers, snacks and MUCH MORE for everyone in attendance!!
If you are interested in more info on how to volunteer with the MTVFD, swing by and talk to our Line Officers!
Don’t forget to stop by, rain or shine, and say hello to your friends and neighbors at the Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department, 909 Tabor Road.