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Royal Fire Department teaches CC/E elementary students about fire safety

National Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 9-16

October boasts a myriad of events that gain our attention: Full moons, harvest, Halloween, Homecomings and autumn in all of its beauty.

However, there is one week of the month that deserves pause for a significantly serious reason – National Fire Prevention Week.

National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 9-16 and is celebrated nationally throughout the United States and Canada. The first Fire Prevention Week was celebrated in 1922, making 2022 its 100th year of existence.

The purpose of Fire Prevention Week is to educate children, adults and teachers on how to properly protect themselves an...

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