Fire Prevention Week, 2011, 63803-63804 [2011-26720]

Download as PDF 63803 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 198 Thursday, October 13, 2011 Title 3— Proclamation 8732 of October 7, 2011 The President Fire Prevention Week, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires happen in and around American homes every year, killing or injuring thousands of people and causing untold damage to families and communities. This week, we honor the selfless first responders who put themselves on the line to safeguard us all from fire, and we reaffirm the need for Americans to practice fire safety throughout the year. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, ‘‘Protect Your Family from Fire,’’ encourages all Americans to promote fire prevention awareness both inside and outside the home. Everyone can take significant steps to mitigate the risk of fire, from installing and maintaining smoke alarms on every level of their home to practicing safe cooking behaviors. Families can help protect themselves by designing and practicing an escape plan that includes an outside meeting place with multiple exit paths out of each room. And, with the help of local safety officials, families can work together to protect their neighborhood with a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. In 2011, Federal firefighting grants have been provided to 16 States to assist with wildfires that have caused destruction to families, farms, and businesses. Those living with the threat of wildfire can safeguard their houses by mowing dry grasses to two inches or less, and by clearing brush, leaves, green grass, and lumber from around their homes. By taking precautionary steps, and by discussing and practicing evacuation plans with our families, we can empower ourselves and our communities with the tools to prevent fires, and to save lives, property, and livestock when fires do occur. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS This week, our Nation honors the dedicated firefighters and other first responders who do the hard, dangerous work of keeping our communities safe from fire. Many have laid down their lives to save our friends and neighbors, and their selfless sacrifice defines the nature of courage. As we pay tribute to their memories, let us resolve to maintain our vigilance and take proactive steps to stop fire emergencies before they begin. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 9 through October 15, 2011, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 16, 2011, 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 call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Oct 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD0.SGM 13OCD0 63804 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2011 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–26720 Filed 10–12–11; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Oct 12, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD0.SGM 13OCD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 198 (Thursday, October 13, 2011)]
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Vol. 76

Thursday,

No. 198

October 13, 2011

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 8732--Fire Prevention Week, 2011



Proclamation 8733--National School Lunch Week, 2011



Proclamation 8734--Leif Erikson Day, 2011



Proclamation 8735--Columbus Day, 2011



Executive Order 13587--Structural Reforms To Improve the Security of 
Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of 
Classified Information


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8732 of October 7, 2011

                
Fire Prevention Week, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Fires, whether caused by people or nature, can have 
                devastating effects. Hundreds of thousands of fires 
                happen in and around American homes every year, killing 
                or injuring thousands of people and causing untold 
                damage to families and communities. This week, we honor 
                the selfless first responders who put themselves on the 
                line to safeguard us all from fire, and we reaffirm the 
                need for Americans to practice fire safety throughout 
                the year.

                This year's Fire Prevention Week theme, ``Protect Your 
                Family from Fire,'' encourages all Americans to promote 
                fire prevention awareness both inside and outside the 
                home. Everyone can take significant steps to mitigate 
                the risk of fire, from installing and maintaining smoke 
                alarms on every level of their home to practicing safe 
                cooking behaviors. Families can help protect themselves 
                by designing and practicing an escape plan that 
                includes an outside meeting place with multiple exit 
                paths out of each room. And, with the help of local 
                safety officials, families can work together to protect 
                their neighborhood with a Community Wildfire Protection 
                Plan.

                In 2011, Federal firefighting grants have been provided 
                to 16 States to assist with wildfires that have caused 
                destruction to families, farms, and businesses. Those 
                living with the threat of wildfire can safeguard their 
                houses by mowing dry grasses to two inches or less, and 
                by clearing brush, leaves, green grass, and lumber from 
                around their homes. By taking precautionary steps, and 
                by discussing and practicing evacuation plans with our 
                families, we can empower ourselves and our communities 
                with the tools to prevent fires, and to save lives, 
                property, and livestock when fires do occur.

                This week, our Nation honors the dedicated firefighters 
                and other first responders who do the hard, dangerous 
                work of keeping our communities safe from fire. Many 
                have laid down their lives to save our friends and 
                neighbors, and their selfless sacrifice defines the 
                nature of courage. As we pay tribute to their memories, 
                let us resolve to maintain our vigilance and take 
                proactive steps to stop fire emergencies before they 
                begin.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 9 through 
                October 15, 2011, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, 
                October 16, 2011, 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 call 
                on all Americans to participate in this observance with 
                appropriate programs and activities and by renewing 
                their efforts 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 eleven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2011-26720
Filed 10-12-11; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P