This week, members of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District wrapped up a series of Fire Safety tours at local schools.

The effort is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 9, and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire, in which more than 250 people perished and more than 17,400 structures were destroyed.

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored the public observance of the effort. President Calvin Coolidge made the first Presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week in 1925.

According to the NFPA website, this year's campaign is 'Look. Listen. Learn.' The campaign is designed to educated children, teachers, parents and others the basic and essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire, and how to escape safely from a fire.

Look

Look for places a fire could start.

Listen

Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm.

Lean

Learn two ways out of every room.

Read more about the NLFR firefighters connection to local schools in the Oct. 17 edition of The News Guard.

For more information about fire safety, contact North Lincoln Fire & Rescue at 541-996-2233.

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