CHAPTER 308 - STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, each year fire destroys thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property values, besides causing other economic loss as well, and

WHEREAS, this great waste can be reduced by observing various simple rules relating to fire safety,

NOW THEREFORE, I, C. D. Buck, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim the week of October 4-10 to be

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

in order that the people of the State of Delaware in every community shall individually and through various organizations discover and correct existing fire hazards, promote measures of public and private fire protection, extend instruction in fire prevention among adults, as well as school children, and arouse the people generally to the need for habits of greater care.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereto affixed at Dover, this first day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and sixty-first.

(Great Seal)

By the Governor:

C. D. BUCK.

WALTER DENT SMITH, Secretary of State.