WHEREAS, the means has been provided to hold an all-day state-wide conference on fire prevention in Dover on Tuesday, October 2, 1956; and

WHEREAS, this conference is designed to promote the teaching and the practice of fire prevention which will be of invaluable assistance in saving lives and protecting property throughout the state; and

WHEREAS, the program we have in mind can only be as effective as the local effort put into it will provide upon the return of delegates to their own communities ; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of October 7, 1956 as


I urge that those who attend our workshop and conference will return to their respective communities; invite all civic-minded organizations to join them and set up an effective fire prevention committee on the local level which can carry out the instructions and suggestions which will have been provided at the conference.

I further call on our citizens individually and collectively, either in the homes or places of business, to exercise all care and take all precautions which will eliminate the danger of fire and reduce the loss of life, limb and property.

It is my hope that our Schools, Fire Companies, Chambers of Commerce, Farm Organizations, Civil Defense, the Red Cross and all who have regular contact with our general public will join in this attempt to create awareness of the need for precautions to eliminate the hazards of fire and its tragic aftermath.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, 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 Fourth

(Great Seal) day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.

J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State