Fire prevention has been a fundamental responsibility of the fire service since the time of Ben Franklin's organization of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia is 1736. Then, it was about red-hot coals and chimney sweeps. Today, it's about working smoke alarms and fire sprinklers.
Like yesterday, today it's also about public outreach and education.
Check out the IAFC's and NFPA's fire prevention resources.
If your department is having community outreach events, send us your photos!