WHEREAS, of all the elements of danger to which humanity is exposed, fire annually inflicts one of the costliest tolls in lives and property damages; and

WHEREAS, preventable, destructive fires continue to be a major cause of human suffering and economic waste in communities throughout our state; and

WHEREAS, intelligent and determined individual and cooperative action can reduce in great measure this needless waste of our state's resources; and

WHEREAS, public co-operation and participation in a year-round preventive program will make easier the task assumed by our volunteer and professional firemen, who have consistently rendered heroic service in our behalf; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week of October 9 through 15, 1960 a


I call upon the citizens of the great State of Delaware to participate in programs for the prevention and control of fires; and I urge all local governments and business, labor and farm organizations, as well as schools, civic groups, and public-information agencies, to co-operate with our volunteer and professional firemen in the observance of Fire Prevention Week. During such observance, I urge special emphasis be placed upon prevention of fire in the home, this being a leading cause of great personal tragedy and property loss. I also direct the appropriate agencies of the State Government to co-operate with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in this effort to reduce the loss of life and property resulting from fires.

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-seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fifth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State