WHEREAS, a state-wide conference on fire prevention has been arranged for Wednesday, October 2, 1957, at the Grange Hall, Dover; and

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

WHEREAS, the benefits of this conference can only be realized if the delegates take back their findings to their individual communities and there help to put into effect a workable program for fire prevention; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby set aside the week of October 6, 1957, as


and I urge all of our people to help promote programs for the prevention and control of fire.

It is my hope that our schools, fire companies, chamber of commerce, farm organizations, Civil Defense, Red Cross and all who have regular contact with our general public will sponsor and/or assist in the effort 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 Twenty-sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-second.


J. CALEB, BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State