2020 National Fire Prevention Week
October 4th – 10th

This year’s FPW campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!TM” works to educate everyone about the simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves, and those around them, safe in the kitchen.
Did you know?
Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen.
For more information on how you can “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!TM” and Fire Prevention Week, visit

About Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

Visit SPARKY’S website for lots of fun and activities for kids of all ages



Burning Restrictions and Fire Activity

  • Click Here for current fire danger and burning permit restrictions.

Get a burning permit 

Obtain a free burning permit online or call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876). You can also visit an emergency fire warden or DNR office to get a permit in-person.

If you have comments or would like information,

Waupaca Area Fire District
P.O. Box 46 Waupaca, WI 54981
(715) 258-4434 FAX: (715) 258-4409

Jerry Deuman, Fire Chief

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