Virtual proclamation held for Fire Prevention Week


The governor’s office held a virtual proclamation signing Friday to kick off Fire Prevention Week.

Oct. 4 to 10 marks Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”

The Guam Fire Department and the governor’s office gathered via zoom to pledge to uphold and spread awareness and education on fire safety.

GFD’s Asst. Fire Chief Alex Castro spoke at the virtual signing ceremony on why Fire Prevention Week is important.

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“Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the tragic Great Chicago Fire in 1871 which killed about an estimated 300 people and destroyed about more than 17,000 structures,” Castro said.

Castro also wants to remind island residents to think about fire safety, especially during the lockdown.

In line with this year’s theme, he asks all residents to make sure homes are in a safe condition and to be mindful of one’s cooking as it’s very important in the prevention of house fires.