STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, loss of life and destruction of property by fire threatens to reach new peaks in 1948 following a continuous upward trend since 1942; and
WHEREAS, action within the individual states on the part of both public authorities and private agencies is essential to the control of the fire menace; and
WHEREAS, since most fires are caused by carelessness our citizens by exercising greater caution can help to prevent the majority of them;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and proclaim the week of October 3-9, 1948 as
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
and invite every man, woman and child to assume his individual responsibility in this emergency, in order that lives and property in our nation may be conserved. I ask local Governments, the Chambers of Commerce, the National Fire Waste Council, community safety councils, business and labor organizations, the churches and schools, civic groups, and the various agencies of the press, radio and motion-picture industry throughout the State to cooperate fully in the observance of Fire Prevention Week; and I direct that the appropriate agencies of the State Government likewise assist in arousing the public to the growing threat of fires.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Walter W. Bacon, Governor of
the State of Delaware have hereunto set my hand
and the Great Seal of the State of Delaware has
been hereunto affixed by the Secretary of State,
(GREAT SEAL) at Dover, on this twenty-fourth day of September
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight and in the year of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-third.
By the Governor:
WALTER W. BACON
WILLIAM J. STOREY, Secretary of State.