Fire Prevention Week

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Each year the Nation Fire Protection Agency names a theme for Fire Prevention Week. In Joliet, that theme comes to life in 1st through 5th grade classrooms throughout the city, as nearly 5,000 kids participate in the annual “Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest.” The posters are judged, and the winners receive prizes at the annual “Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year Banquet” held to recognize the outstanding efforts of a Joliet Firefighter.

During Fire Prevention Week, our Engine Companies visit all of the area schools, and conduct fire drills with the teachers, staff and students. There are also programs at both the Downtown and Westside branches of the Joliet Library to promote fire safety.