Fire Prevention Week, 2005, 59977-59978 [05-20655]

Download as PDF 59977 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 197 Thursday, October 13, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7941 of October 7, 2005 The President Fire Prevention Week, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of property. Many of these fires might have been prevented by taking appropriate precautions and following safety guidelines. During Fire Prevention Week, we highlight the need to prevent and prepare for fires, and we raise awareness of fire safety. We also honor our Nation’s brave firefighters. Each year, the National Fire Protection Association and the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Fire Administration raise awareness during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is ‘‘Use Candles with Care.’’ Although the number of home fires has declined in recent years, the number of fires caused by candles has risen dramatically. Fortunately, the risk of candle fires can be lessened by following a few basic guidelines, including never leaving candles unattended, keeping them away from flammable items, and always keeping them out of reach of children. While many fires can be prevented by following precautions, families should still be prepared for the possibility of a fire by having working smoke alarms on every level of their homes. Families should also have a fire escape plan in place to help get everyone out of the home safely in case of an emergency. When fires occur, Americans depend on our courageous firefighters to be first on the scene and to save lives. Each year, more than 100 of our country’s firefighters die in the line of duty. Americans are grateful for the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to rescue and protect their fellow citizens. During Fire Prevention Week, we recognize these heroes and honor their sacrifice. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 9 through October 15, 2005, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 9, 2005, in accordance with Public Law 107–51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff on all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I invite the people of the United States to participate in this observance by flying our Nation’s flag over their homes at half-staff on this day, to mark this week with appropriate programs and activities, and to renew efforts throughout the year to prevent fires and their tragic consequences. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD0.SGM 13OCD0 59978 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–20655 Filed 10–12–05; 9:18 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD0.SGM 13OCD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 197 (Thursday, October 13, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 59977-59978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-20655]



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Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 7941--Fire Prevention Week, 2005



Proclamation 7942--National School Lunch Week, 2005



Proclamation 7943--Leif Erikson Day, 2005



Proclamation 7944--Columbus Day, 2005



Proclamation 7945--General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7941 of October 7, 2005

                
Fire Prevention Week, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, fires kill or injure thousands of Americans 
                and destroy or damage billions of dollars worth of 
                property. Many of these fires might have been prevented 
                by taking appropriate precautions and following safety 
                guidelines. During Fire Prevention Week, we highlight 
                the need to prevent and prepare for fires, and we raise 
                awareness of fire safety. We also honor our Nation's 
                brave firefighters.

                Each year, the National Fire Protection Association and 
                the Department of Homeland Security's United States 
                Fire Administration raise awareness during Fire 
                Prevention Week. This year's theme is ``Use Candles 
                with Care.'' Although the number of home fires has 
                declined in recent years, the number of fires caused by 
                candles has risen dramatically. Fortunately, the risk 
                of candle fires can be lessened by following a few 
                basic guidelines, including never leaving candles 
                unattended, keeping them away from flammable items, and 
                always keeping them out of reach of children.

                While many fires can be prevented by following 
                precautions, families should still be prepared for the 
                possibility of a fire by having working smoke alarms on 
                every level of their homes. Families should also have a 
                fire escape plan in place to help get everyone out of 
                the home safely in case of an emergency.

                When fires occur, Americans depend on our courageous 
                firefighters to be first on the scene and to save 
                lives. Each year, more than 100 of our country's 
                firefighters die in the line of duty. Americans are 
                grateful for the brave men and women who put themselves 
                in harm's way to rescue and protect their fellow 
                citizens. During Fire Prevention Week, we recognize 
                these heroes and honor their sacrifice.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim October 9 through October 
                15, 2005, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 
                9, 2005, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag 
                of the United States will be flown at half-staff on all 
                Federal office buildings in honor of the National 
                Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I invite the 
                people of the United States to participate in this 
                observance by flying our Nation's flag over their homes 
                at half-staff on this day, to mark this week with 
                appropriate programs and activities, and to renew 
                efforts throughout the year to prevent fires and their 
                tragic consequences.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-20655
Filed 10-12-05; 9:18 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P