Fire Prevention Week Proclamation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938
Fire Prevention Week - 1938
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the many preventable fires which occur each year in the United States causes loss of life or serious injury to thousands of persons; and
Whereas the great number of fires occurring in homes in the United States emphasizes' the urgent need for impressing upon every citizen the fullest realization of individual responsibility for bringing about the curtailment of losses of life and property resulting from fires:
Now therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the Unietd States of America, do hereby provclaim and designate the week beginning October 9, 1938, as Fire Prevention Week, and I urge upon all the people of the nation that they cooperate in the movement to emphasize the disastrous consequences of preventable fires to the end that more effective precautionary measures may be taken to eliminate fire hazards and thus to safeguard human life and prevent the needless waste of property.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the UNietd States of America to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington in the year of our Lord nineteen-hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-third.