Fire Prevention Week, 2018, 51613-51614 [2018-22333]

Download as PDF 51613 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 197 Thursday, October 11, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9800 of October 5, 2018 The President Fire Prevention Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Fire Prevention Week, we renew our commitment to preparedness, fire safety awareness, and individual responsibility. We also honor our brave firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty and their families, as well as those firefighters who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to safeguard our lives and property. Our Nation’s firefighters are heroes, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for the selfless service they provide to our communities. Each year, an average of 1.4 million fires burn in the United States, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries along with billions of dollars in direct property damage. This year, in the Western and Midwestern parts of the country, wildfires of unprecedented scale and scope have threatened local wildlife and the environment and have severely impacted local and regional economies through their devastating effect on agriculture and tourism industries. In many areas, I have declared the wildfires a major disaster and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts. My Administration remains committed to providing help to those affected. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS As we mark Fire Prevention Week, all Americans must be vigilant and take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of fire and to protect their families and property. It is critical to look for places in the home where fires can start, identify potential hazards, and take the steps needed to prevent these devastating fires. It is also important to regularly check and maintain smoke alarms, as these devices can provide life-saving warnings if there is a fire in the home. If a smoke alarm rings, it is essential to respond quickly, as you may have only minutes to escape safely. Furthermore, you should at least identify two ways to exit every room, ensuring all doors and windows leading to the outside open easily and are free of clutter. The National Fire Protection Association’s ‘‘Look. Listen. Learn.’’ campaign reinforces these basic but essential practices that every American must follow to help ensure fire safety. This week, we pray for all the Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial responders who are fighting wildfires and helping our communities recover, as well as for all those who have lost their loved ones or their homes due to these disasters. We also recognize the importance of actively practicing fire safety to help prevent fire-related tragedies from occurring in the future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 7 through October 13, 2018, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 7, 2018, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:41 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD0.SGM 11OCD0 51614 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2018–22333 Filed 10–10–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:41 Oct 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCD0.SGM 11OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Vol. 83

Thursday,

No. 197

October 11, 2018

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9800--Fire Prevention Week, 2018



Proclamation 9801--Columbus Day, 2018



Presidential Determination No. 2019-02 of October 5, 2018--Presidential 
Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 
1950, as Amended



Presidential Determination No. 2019-03 of October 5, 2018--Presidential 
Determination Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 
1950, as Amended


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 197 / Thursday, October 11, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9800 of October 5, 2018

                
Fire Prevention Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Fire Prevention Week, we renew our commitment to 
                preparedness, fire safety awareness, and individual 
                responsibility. We also honor our brave firefighters 
                who have lost their lives in the line of duty and their 
                families, as well as those firefighters who continue to 
                put themselves in harm's way to safeguard our lives and 
                property. Our Nation's firefighters are heroes, and 
                they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for the 
                selfless service they provide to our communities.

                Each year, an average of 1.4 million fires burn in the 
                United States, resulting in thousands of deaths and 
                injuries along with billions of dollars in direct 
                property damage. This year, in the Western and 
                Midwestern parts of the country, wildfires of 
                unprecedented scale and scope have threatened local 
                wildlife and the environment and have severely impacted 
                local and regional economies through their devastating 
                effect on agriculture and tourism industries. In many 
                areas, I have declared the wildfires a major disaster 
                and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and 
                local recovery efforts. My Administration remains 
                committed to providing help to those affected.

                As we mark Fire Prevention Week, all Americans must be 
                vigilant and take precautionary measures to reduce the 
                risk of fire and to protect their families and 
                property. It is critical to look for places in the home 
                where fires can start, identify potential hazards, and 
                take the steps needed to prevent these devastating 
                fires. It is also important to regularly check and 
                maintain smoke alarms, as these devices can provide 
                life-saving warnings if there is a fire in the home. If 
                a smoke alarm rings, it is essential to respond 
                quickly, as you may have only minutes to escape safely. 
                Furthermore, you should at least identify two ways to 
                exit every room, ensuring all doors and windows leading 
                to the outside open easily and are free of clutter. The 
                National Fire Protection Association's ``Look. Listen. 
                Learn.'' campaign reinforces these basic but essential 
                practices that every American must follow to help 
                ensure fire safety.

                This week, we pray for all the Federal, State, local, 
                tribal, and territorial responders who are fighting 
                wildfires and helping our communities recover, as well 
                as for all those who have lost their loved ones or 
                their homes due to these disasters. We also recognize 
                the importance of actively practicing fire safety to 
                help prevent fire-related tragedies from occurring in 
                the future.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 7 through 
                October 13, 2018, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, 
                October 7, 2018, 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 
                fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-22333
Filed 10-10-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P