October 9, 1965, Appleton Post-Crescent
In keeping with Fire Prevention Week, Menasha firefighters did their part back in the day, schooling local children on the hows and whys of fire safety. National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the US and Canada, during the week (from Sunday to Saturday) in which October 9 falls. In the US, the first Presidential proclamation of Fire Prevention Week was made in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. I'm sure some of our readers remember the annual visits of local firefighters and the mandatory fire drills.