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File #: 0275X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2019 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To declare the week of October 6 through 12, 2019 to be Fire Prevention Week in Columbus, Ohio
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To declare the week of October 6 through 12, 2019 to be Fire Prevention Week in Columbus, Ohio

 

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WHEREAS, the city of Columbus, Ohio is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Columbus; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” effectively serves to remind us that we need to take personal steps to increase our safety from fire; and

 

WHEREAS, when the smoke alarm sounds Columbus residents may have less than two minutes to escape to safety; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus residents should make a home escape plan, drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus residents should make sure everyone in the home knows how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus residents should get out and stay out, never going back inside the home for people, pets, or things; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby proclaim October 6-12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week throughout this city, and urges all residents of Columbus to be aware of their surroundings, look for available ways out in the event of a fire or other emergency, respond when the smoke alarm sounds by exiting the building immediately, and support the many public safety efforts of the Columbus Division of Fire and emergency services during Fire Prevention Week 2019.