1957 Fire Prevention Week

Title

1957 Fire Prevention Week

Subject

Civic Life

Description

The Commission Government sent a letter to “the housekeepers of Memphis”, to promote Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 1957. The letter encouraged Memphians to get with neighbors and friends and to check homes and neighborhoods for fire hazards. Residents were asked to clean up any bad conditions, including high grass and weeds and trash in attics, basements, and garages. The letter reminded homeowners that low fire insurance rates were dependent on good citizens to “Keep Memphis the Nation’s Cleanest City”. The letter let residents know that the Fire Department would have speakers available to speak before any group for Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Prevention Parade was held on October 5, 1957 at 11:00 A.M. on Main Street.

Creator

Commission Government, Department of Public Works

Source

Mississippi Valley Collection

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

October 1, 1957

Contributor

McCormack, Mary
Knott, J. R.
Nelms, T. C.
Henderson, Elaine
Grashot, Miriam

Rights

Digital Image © 2015, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All rights reserved.

Relation

Hist4851, Spring 2015

Files

ms133_1957FirePreventionwee.jpg

Citation

Commission Government, Department of Public Works, “1957 Fire Prevention Week,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed June 25, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/9.