10/6/2013 - 2013 Fire Prevention Week October 6-12, 2013- Annual Inspection Day- Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.
The Somerville Fire Department will hold their annual inspection day ceremonies on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
There will be a memorial service at the fire monument located at Borough Hall at 3:30pm.
The annual inspection day parade will immediately follow the memorial service.