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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 p.m. CDT - October 2, 2009
Mayor Proclaims Fire Prevention Week
(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : On Friday, October 2, 2009, Mayor Mary Elaine Horn issued a proclamation designating October 4-10, 2009 as Fire Prevention Week in Sedalia.
Text of Proclamation
WHEREAS, the City of Sedalia is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our city; and
WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and
WHEREAS, the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has documented through its research a significant increase in home candle fires, even as most other causes of home fires have steadily declined; and
WHEREAS, Sedalia’s first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and protection education; and
WHEREAS, Sedalia’s residents are responsive to public education measures and are able to take personal steps to increase their safety from fire.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mary Elaine Horn, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, Missouri do hereby proclaim October 4 – October 10, 2009 as Fire Prevention Week throughout this city, and urge all Sedalians to heed the important safety messages of Fire Prevention Week 2009, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Sedalia fire and emergency services
Mayor Elaine Horn signs the Fire Prevention Week proclamation in her office at City Hall.
Sitting with the Mayor (center), from the Sedalia Fire Department (SFD), are from left: Michael Jackson, Fire Inspector; Greg Harrell, Deputy Chief.
Photo Credit : Joleigh Melte
Photo Date : 10/02/2009