Since it began in 1922, Fire Prevention Week has taken place in early October to raise awareness of fire prevention. 

Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2019 - “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6-12, 2019. This year's theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

This year’s campaign focuses on the importance of home escape planning and practice. It also recognizes everyday people who motivate their households to develop and practice an escape plan; these seemingly simple, basic actions can have life-saving impact!

Through its partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and their sponsors, Cambridge City Council helps the Cambridge Fire Department develop campaign materials and deliver the key messages of the NFPA.

In the City of Cambridge, Fire Prevention Week includes a display set up at the Cambridge Centre, and a Fire Awareness Day at the Fire Hall Museum.