STATE OF DELAWARE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans --men, women, and children--are destroyed each year by fire and countless others suffer permanent disability from the same cause; and
WHEREAS, preventable fires also destroy an untold amount of irreplaceable natural resources and of private and public property, including forests and farms, schools and churches, hospitals, homes, and factories; and
WHEREAS, for these reasons the prevention of fires is of the utmost concern to every Delaware resident; and
WHEREAS, the week of October 7 to 13, 1951, has been officially designated as National Fire Prevention Week by The President of the United States;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, earnestly request that during that week all of us undertake a year-round campaign against destructive fires in our homes and in our communities. I also request that business, labor, and farm organizations, churches, schools, civic groups, and agencies of public information, including newspapers, magazines, and the radio and television industries, cooperate fully in the observance of
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
I direct the appropriate agencies of the Local Government to assist in arousing public awareness of the need for active participation in this crusade against the frightful toll of life and property resulting from fires.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twentieth day of September, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, Jr., Secretary of State.