Fire Prevention

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

The Colusa Fire Department believes in being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to fire prevention. For businesses, pre-fire planning can help save lives and property both for the business owner as well as the firefighter. 

The Fire Department has a pre-fire planning questionnaire that can help local businesses in creating their own pre-fire plan. To download a copy of the pre-fire planning questionnaire, Click Here.

If you have a business in Colusa and have questions about pre-fire planning, contact the Fire Department at

(530) 458-7721.

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