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City of Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission Public Meeting
The City of Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission is announcing a public meeting to gather public input for city sustainability and climate action plan. Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 PM at the Athens Community Center on East State Street. Read on...
Fire Prevention Week will run from October 5 through October 11
Since 1922 Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. This year’s Fire Prevention Week will run from October 5 through October 11 and is a good time to educate yourself and others on fire safety Read on...
Planned Power Outage on Court St. Between Union St. and Washington St. on Thursday, October 2nd
AEP Ohio announces that there will be a brief planned power outage on Court St. from Union St. to Washington St. on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. The power outage is expected to last from 6 PM to 11:00 PM. Read on...
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FLAG.jpgFire Prevention Week
“Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test yours Every Month.”

“Today Every Fire Helps Hitler” was the ingenious slogan for 1942’s Fire Prevention Week.  In 1946, the slogan was “Fire is the Silent Partner of Inflation.” This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test yours Every Month.”  
Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire, which lasted two days, doing the most damage on October 9, 1871. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the catastrophic fire killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 without homes, destroyed around 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres.
It is unclear how the Great Chicago Fire started. There are a number of theories and speculations about how such a massive fire began. Some believe the story of a Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicking over a lamp in a barn, and some blame the blaze on a couple of neighborhood boys who were near the barn sneaking cigarettes. Interestingly, others believe that a meteorite was the culprit for starting several fires that day.
While the Great Chicago Fire was the best- known fire to start on October 8, 1871, it w

Athens Soil & Water Conservation District Presents:   
The Backyard  Conservation  Series 2014
 
Sustaining our environment,  one yard at a time.  
Teresa T. Caldwell Conservation Education Coordinator Athens Soil &Water Conservation District 69
South Plains Road The Plains, Ohio 45780
Office: (740) 797-9686 x106
Fax: (740) 797-9079
teresacaldwell@athensswcd.org 

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