Title: Fire Prevention Day Proclamation
Date: September 10, 1920
Location: Boston, MA
Context: Governor Coolidge appoints a day to focus on fire prevention measures to promote actions that may reduce the risk of losses to the public resulting from fires
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In accordance with former custom, with a desire to promote the safety of property and to encourage all measures tending thereto, October 9 of the current year is designated and set apart as Fire Prevention Day in Massachusetts. Having in mind the great annual charge upon the public for losses incurred by fire, it is earnestly urged that this day be observed in a practical and useful way by special attention to the safety of all the equipment used for the generation of heat, all the accumulations of waste, the prevention of forest fires and all other opportunities for conflagration, in order that everything possible may be done to lessen the fire hazard in the Commonwealth.
Given at the Executive Chamber, in Boston, this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty, and of the Independence of the United State of America the one hundred and forty-fifth.
Citation: Messages to the General Court, Official Addresses, Proclamations and State Papers of His Excellency Governor Calvin Coolidge
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