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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 194 (Wednesday, October 7, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25738]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 194

October 7, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9340--Fire Prevention Week, 2015



Proclamation 9341--Child Health Day, 2015



Proclamation 9342--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Roseburg, 
Oregon



Executive Order 13709--National Security Medal


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 194 / Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9340 of October 2, 2015

                
Fire Prevention Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each year, fires leave tremendous hardship and 
                devastation in their wake. They claim too many lives, 
                destroy too many communities, and take too much of a 
                toll on our economy--and many incidents can be avoided 
                with simple preventive measures. During Fire Prevention 
                Week, we pledge to take precautionary steps to stop 
                fires before they start, and we honor the sacrifices 
                made by our Nation's courageous first responders who 
                risk their lives to beat back these threats.

                Whether residential or wild, fires can ignite anytime 
                and anywhere and we can all play a role in preventing 
                them. I urge all Americans to routinely test their 
                smoke alarms, develop and practice fire evacuation 
                plans at work and at home, and create family emergency 
                communication plans in order to quickly locate loved 
                ones in the event of any emergency. Additionally, I 
                encourage everyone to act responsibly to prevent forest 
                fires when outdoors, and to immediately report any 
                signs of fire to their local fire department. More ways 
                to avoid and respond to fires can be found at 
                www.Ready.gov.

                My Administration remains committed to aiding in 
                efforts to responsibly respond to fires wherever they 
                occur. This year, we called on the Congress to fix the 
                way we pay for wildfire costs so we can more 
                appropriately invest our resources in forest 
                restoration and resilience--making our land and 
                infrastructure less vulnerable to fires in the first 
                place.

                Each of us can do our part to practice fire safety and 
                to support the dedicated volunteers and professionals 
                who risk everything to protect our homes and 
                communities. This week, let us pay tribute to the 
                heroes who have lost their lives fighting fires, let us 
                stand beside all who continue to serve in our 
                firehouses, and let us rededicate ourselves to doing 
                everything in our power to stop tragedies before they 
                strike.

                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 4 through 
                October 10, 2015, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, 
                October 4, 2015, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, 
                the flag of the United States will be flown at half-
                staff at 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 
                second day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-25738
Filed 10-6-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P