Fire Prevention Activities

Fire Prevention Week flyer with sparky the fire dog

National Fire Prevention Week

This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention™,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when cooking.

National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States, during the week in which October 9 falls. In the United States, the first Presidential Proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge.

The Fire Prevention Week commemorates the Great Chicago Fire. The non-profit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which has officially sponsored Fire Prevention Week since its inception, selects the annual theme for Fire Prevention Week.

The Princeton Fire Department and Fire Marshal's Office present programs at all schools and daycare facilities.

Educator Resources

NFPA offers Fire Prevention Week resources online such as lesson plans, activity sheets, videos, and other important safety-related information. also offers supplemental online videos, games, and activities for Fire Prevention Week.

Fire Prevention Programs

Fire prevention is not just for kids, we offer fire prevention programs for senior centers, scout troops, or any other community organization.

Fire prevention programs may be scheduled by submitting a request to the Fire Marshal's Office at least two weeks in advance. For more information, you may contact the Fire Marshal's Office by emailing the Fire Marshal.