President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4-10, 1925, beginning a tradition of the President of the United States signing a proclamation recognizing the occasion. It is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began October 8, 1871, and did most of its damage October 9.
The Fire Department annually visits each elementary school located in Hewitt during the week of October 9th. We engage with the students and teach them important fire safety practices. We regularly visit the library, daycares, and other business throughout the year and teach fire safety practices. If you would like to request a fire safety class, contact us at 254-666-0460.