As of 2015, Fire Prevention Week generally occurs annually in early October, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. The 2015 event emphasizes the presence of smoke alarms installed in each room. The 2015 event takes place from October 4th to October 10th.
Fire Prevention Week started in 1922, notes the National Fire Prevention Association. Each year the theme changes, highlighting new ways to help save lives. As of 2015, the organization has a schedule of upcoming dates, including Oct. 9-15, 2016 and Oct. 8-14, 2017. The organization advises homeowners to secure their homes with smoke alarms in each room and outside of each sleeping area. It also recommends alarms in each level of the house, including the basement.