Fire Prevention Week 2024

Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been sponsoring Fire Prevention Week. The NFPA has revealed the 2024 theme for Fire Prevention Week: "Smoke Alarms, Make Them WORK for You!" This special week will take place from October 7-13, 2024.

During Fire Prevention Week, the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire aims to make learning about fire safety engaging and enjoyable. This year, we are partnering with the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association for the 2024 Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest. It offers a creative opportunity for Georgia students to showcase their artistic skills while learning about fire safety. The 2024 calendar featuring the artwork from the 2023 posters will be distributed in July 2024. Stay tuned for more details.

  • The poster entries should focus on 12 different fire and life safety tips.
  • This year's theme, ("Smoke Alarms, Make Them Work for You!")
  • The main topic will be used for the cover of the calendar and in the month of October. The other 11 themes will cover related safety tips.
  • The winners of this contest will have their drawings placed in a Fire Safety Calendar, which will be handed out to all 3rd grade teachers across the State of Georgia so they can review a new safety tip with their students every time they turn the calendar to the next month.
  • Information about the NFPA Fire Prevention Week Theme (FPW)

Additionally, Commissioner John F. King and the State Fire Marshal are encouraging schools and communities to take part in the annual statewide fire drill in October. The Statewide Fire Drill is scheduled for October 9, 2024, at 09:00 AM, weather permitting. If the weather or school schedules pose challenges, please reschedule the drill for October 16, 2024, at 09:00 AM. Remember to report all drills and live incidents to the State Emergency Drill Reporting System.

If you would like a Fire Inspector, Educator, or Agent from the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Safety to participate in your Statewide Drill, please sign-up HERE.