[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 47943-47944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22417]

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Vol. 82


No. 197

October 13, 2017

Part VII

The President


Proclamation 9653--Fire Prevention Week, 2017

Proclamation 9654--National School Lunch Week, 2017

Proclamation 9655--National Manufacturing Day, 2017

Proclamation 9656--Columbus Day, 2017

Proclamation 9657--Leif Erikson Day, 2017

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The President

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                Proclamation 9653 of October 6, 2017

Fire Prevention Week, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Fire Prevention Week, we recognize the dangers 
                posed by fires and emphasize the importance of fire 
                prevention and preparation. We also honor our Nation's 
                brave firefighters who have lost their lives in the 
                line of duty and their families, and those firefighters 
                who continue to put their lives on the line each day.

                Each year, an average 1.4 million fires burn in the 
                United States. In 2015, fires caused approximately 
                3,360 deaths and 15,700 injuries. This year, the 
                American West has especially suffered, as wildfires 
                have raged from California to Oregon and Montana. These 
                fires have already consumed more than 8 million acres 
                and destroyed more than 650 homes and other structures. 
                All of this destruction can be sparked by a single 
                careless act. We must remain vigilant whenever we are 
                around fire. By taking the appropriate precautions, we 
                can prevent fires, save lives, and protect property and 
                the environment. In particular, we should always mind 
                dishes on the stovetop, carefully contain and 
                completely extinguish campfires, take care to handle 
                fireworks away from flammable materials, and ensure 
                that cigarettes are handled appropriately and discarded 
                after use.

                When a fire breaks out, every second counts. A working 
                smoke alarm can buy the few extra moments necessary to 
                save a life. A well-conceived and regularly practiced 
                plan can help ensure a safe and orderly fire escape for 
                families. All Americans should create a fire escape 
                plan and practice it yearly with their families. We 
                must make sure to teach our children how to escape on 
                their own and make special plans for family members 
                with limited mobility. The National Fire Protection 
                Association's Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out 
                campaign can help your family prepare for home fires.

                As we observe Fire Prevention Week, we pray for the 
                Federal, State, local, and tribal responders battling 
                the wildfires in the West and around the country and 
                for all those who have lost their homes to fires. We 
                recommit ourselves to preventing fire-related disasters 
                by, among other things, staying current with the latest 
                fire-prevention techniques and raising awareness about 
                fire-safety practices.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 8 through 
                October 14, 2017, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, 
                October 8, 2017, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, 
                the flag of the United States will be flown at half-
                staff at all Federal office buildings in honor of the 
                National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call 
                on all Americans to participate in this observance with 
                appropriate programs and activities and by renewing 
                their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic 

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-22417
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