Fire Prevention Week has had many themes over its long history, and here are some of them:
1927 Why this Mad Sacrifice to Fire?
1928 FIRE...Do Your Part—Stop This Waste!
1929 FIRE—The Nation’s Greatest
Menace! Do Your Part to Stop This Waste!
1930 Fight Fire Waste with Fire Prevention. Do Your Part
1931 Do Your Part to Prevent Fire 1932-’33 Your Life. Your Property 1934 Now War on Fire
1935 What Would Fire Mean to You? 1936 Stop It
1937 Help Prevent Fires 1938 Is This Your Tomorrow? 1939 Was Somebody Careless? 1940 Keep Fire In Its Place 1941 Defend Against Fire
1942 Today Every Fire Helps Hitler 1943 Fires Fight for the Axis! (to emphasize home fire prevention)
Feed Fighters Not Fires (farm and rural campaign)
The War’s Over for This Plant (industrial use)
Was Somebody Careless? (general purpose)
1944 To Speed Victory—Prevent Fires (general purpose)
Feed Fighters, Not Fires! (farm and rural)
To Speed Victory, Defeat Fire (town plaster)
1945 We Burned the Enemy—Now Save Yourself from Fire
1946 FIRE is the Silent Partner of Inflation
1947 YOU caused 1,700,000 Fires last Year!
1948 Help Yourself to Fire Prevention! 1949 Flameproof Your Future! 1950 Don’t Let Fire Lick You 1951 Defend America From Fire 1952 Be Free From Fear of Fire 1953 Fire Feeds on Careless Deeds 1954 Let’s Grow Up—Not Burn Up 1955 Don’t Give Fire A Place to Start 1957 Make Sure of Their Tomorrows— Don’t Give Fire a Place to Start
1958 Don’t Give Fire a Place to Start 1959 Fire Prevention is Your Job…Too 1966 Fight Fire
1967-1972 Fire Hurts 1973 Help Stop Fire 1974 Things That Burn
1975-76 Learn Not to Burn
1977 Where There’s Smoke, There Should Be a Smoke Alarm
1978 You Are Not Alone!
1979-80 Partners in Fire Prevention
1981 EDITH (Exit Drills In The Home)
1982 Learn Not To Burn—Wherever
1983 Learn Not To Burn All Through
1984 Join the Fire Prevention Team
1985 Fire Drills Save Lives at Home at School at Work
1986 Learn Not to Burn: It Really
1987 Play It Safe...Plan Your Escape
1988 A Sound You Can Live With: Test Your Smoke Detector
1989 Big Fires Start Small: Keep Matches and Lighters in the Right Hands
1990 Keep Your Place Firesafe: Hunt for Home Hazards
1991 Fire Won’t Wait...Plan Your Escape
1992 Test Your Detector—It’s Sound Advice!
1993 Get Out, Stay Out: Your Fire Safe Response
1994 Test Your Detector For Life 1995 Watch What You Heat: Prevent
1996 Let’s Hear It For Fire Safety: Test