Fire Prevention Week, 2019, 53985-53986 [2019-22212]

Download as PDF 53985 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 196 Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9942 of October 4, 2019 The President Fire Prevention Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since 1922, our Nation has observed Fire Prevention Week to promote emergency preparedness and reaffirm our enduring commitment to fire safety. This week, we honor and remember the heroic firefighters and first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice to save and protect our citizens, homes, and communities. We express our gratitude for their service to our country, and we encourage all Americans to do their part to prevent dangerous fires. In 2017, more than 1.3 million fires killed 3,400 people and injured 14,000 more, while causing an estimated $23 billion in direct property loss. Sadly, the number of fire-related deaths continues to rise, even though the number of fires is falling. All Americans should take the dangers of fires seriously and conduct routine inspections of smoke alarms and plan and practice home fire escapes. Such concerted efforts are crucial to stopping fires and their devastating consequences. While preventing fires in our homes, we also must take measures to prevent wildfires, such as the catastrophic Woolsey, Camp, and Mendocino Complex wildfires, all of which ravaged communities last year. The Camp fire killed at least 85 people, and the Mendocino Complex wildfire was the largest fire of its kind in California history. Improving the health of America’s forests and rangelands is critical to reducing the frequency and severity of the kind of wildfires that have devastated communities and ecosystems across the Nation. This is why I signed legislation that improves support for the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior’s wildfire suppression operations, as well as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes robust fire risk reduction measures and important forest management provisions. These bills will empower Federal agencies to actively manage our forests and rangelands and aggressively fight wildfires. Further, I issued an Executive Order to promote active management of America’s forests and Federal lands to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in better partnership with State, local, and tribal officials. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC This week, I urge all Americans to take special precautions to ensure fire safety in their homes and communities to help prevent fire-related tragedies. By staying vigilant, we can all do our part to protect our loved ones, homes, and communities. We recognize those who take such actions, and we pledge to continue our support for the Nation’s firefighters, first responders, and EMS providers who answer the call to serve and risk their lives to safeguard their fellow Americans and our precious land. 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 6 through October 12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 6, 2019, 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 16:07 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09OCD0.SGM 09OCD0 53986 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–22212 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09OCD0.SGM 09OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 53985]]

                Proclamation 9942 of October 4, 2019

                
Fire Prevention Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since 1922, our Nation has observed Fire Prevention 
                Week to promote emergency preparedness and reaffirm our 
                enduring commitment to fire safety. This week, we honor 
                and remember the heroic firefighters and first 
                responders who made the ultimate sacrifice to save and 
                protect our citizens, homes, and communities. We 
                express our gratitude for their service to our country, 
                and we encourage all Americans to do their part to 
                prevent dangerous fires.

                In 2017, more than 1.3 million fires killed 3,400 
                people and injured 14,000 more, while causing an 
                estimated $23 billion in direct property loss. Sadly, 
                the number of fire-related deaths continues to rise, 
                even though the number of fires is falling. All 
                Americans should take the dangers of fires seriously 
                and conduct routine inspections of smoke alarms and 
                plan and practice home fire escapes. Such concerted 
                efforts are crucial to stopping fires and their 
                devastating consequences.

                While preventing fires in our homes, we also must take 
                measures to prevent wildfires, such as the catastrophic 
                Woolsey, Camp, and Mendocino Complex wildfires, all of 
                which ravaged communities last year. The Camp fire 
                killed at least 85 people, and the Mendocino Complex 
                wildfire was the largest fire of its kind in California 
                history. Improving the health of America's forests and 
                rangelands is critical to reducing the frequency and 
                severity of the kind of wildfires that have devastated 
                communities and ecosystems across the Nation. This is 
                why I signed legislation that improves support for the 
                Department of Agriculture and the Department of the 
                Interior's wildfire suppression operations, as well as 
                the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes 
                robust fire risk reduction measures and important 
                forest management provisions. These bills will empower 
                Federal agencies to actively manage our forests and 
                rangelands and aggressively fight wildfires. Further, I 
                issued an Executive Order to promote active management 
                of America's forests and Federal lands to reduce the 
                risk of catastrophic wildfires in better partnership 
                with State, local, and tribal officials.

                This week, I urge all Americans to take special 
                precautions to ensure fire safety in their homes and 
                communities to help prevent fire-related tragedies. By 
                staying vigilant, we can all do our part to protect our 
                loved ones, homes, and communities. We recognize those 
                who take such actions, and we pledge to continue our 
                support for the Nation's firefighters, first 
                responders, and EMS providers who answer the call to 
                serve and risk their lives to safeguard their fellow 
                Americans and our precious land.

                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 6 through 
                October 12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, 
                October 6, 2019, 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 
                fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2019-22212
Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P