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Proclamation 3192—Fire Prevention Week, 1957

August 02, 1957

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas many lives can be saved and property valued in millions of dollars conserved through effective fire-prevention programs in communities throughout the Nation; and

Whereas the increase in losses caused by fire during the past year accentuate the need for increased care and greater emphasis on fire-prevention practices by all our people:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning October 6, 1957, as Fire Prevention Week.

I call upon our people to promote programs for the prevention and control of fire; and I urge State and local governments, the American National Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and business, labor, and farm organizations, as well as schools, civic groups, and public-information agencies, to share actively in observing Fire Prevention Week. I also direct the appropriate agencies of the Federal Government to assist in this national effort to reduce the loss of life and property resulting from fires.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this second day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3192—Fire Prevention Week, 1957 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307948

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