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Fire prevention and suppression

The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for plan reviews, building inspections and public education. Fire Marshal Kevin Wiley has Fire and Safety Tips to keep you and your family safe no matter the season.

Fire Safety Tips

About Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.