Fire Prevention Month 2021

Published on October 06, 2021

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WHEREAS, the Town of Oro Valley is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our community; and

WHEREAS, home fires killed more than 2,770 people in the United States in 2019, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and fire departments in the United States responded to 339,500 home fires; and

WHEREAS, smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can, alerting you to danger in the event of fire in which you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely; and

WHEREAS, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half; and

WHEREAS, Oro Valley residents should be sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 Fire Prevention Month theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™,” effectively serves to remind us it is important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph C. Winfield, Mayor of the Town of Oro Valley, hereby proclaim October, 2021, as



and urge all Oro Valley residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” for Fire Prevention Month 2021 and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Oro Valley’s fire and emergency services.

Dated this 6th day of October, 2021    

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