Oct. 7 kicks off National Fire Prevention Week

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Next week, Oct. 7 through 13, marks annual National Fire Prevention Week and On-Site Commercial Services wants to spread the word. The annual nationwide public awareness campaign was first observed in the early 20th Century by the International Fire Marshals Association as a way to remember the great Chicago Fire of 1871. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson established National Fire Prevention Day. In 1925, Fire Prevention Day was extended to a week and we still observe that week to this day.

Fire Prevention Week is now supported by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), a non-profit, fire prevention advocacy groupNational Fire Prevention Week with New England roots that began in 1896 with the increase in available electricity and booming factories. NFPA now boasts 70,000 members in 100 countries and On-Site Commercial Services is a member of that group. One of the sole purposes of having your kitchen vent hoods cleaned is to prevent a fire, so On-Site values the importance of publicizing an entire week with the same purpose.

If your business falls into the category recommended for annual hood exhaust cleaning and maintenance, then this is the perfect week to schedule it. Then, National Fire Prevention Week, will always be your reminder that it’s time for your hood cleaning!