Below is the text of a proclamation by the Cypress City Council.
WHEREAS, the City of Cypress is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our City; and
WHEREAS, fires in homes cause an average of 2,650 civilian deaths, 12,890 civilian injuries, and $7.1 billion in direct property damage per year; and
WHEREAS, nationally the leading causes of home fires remain cooking, heating, smoking materials, electrical and candles; and
WHEREAS, installing systems such as smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers, as well as identifying potential hazards can reduce the risk of home fires and property loss, injury or death due to fire; and
WHEREAS, Orange County Fire Authority’s first responders and Fire Prevention and Education staff are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire deaths and injuries through prevention and proper education; and
WHEREAS, this year’s “Fire Prevention Week” theme is “Protect Your Family From Fire,” which focuses on how to protect your family from fire by planning ahead and integrating simple things into your everyday life; and
WHEREAS, the Orange County Fire Authority will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Regional Fire Operations and Training Center located at 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602. This event will encourage residents to participate in fun activities, visit life and fire safety booths, and see live fire demonstrations in support of “Fire Prevention Week.”
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, LEROY MILLS, Mayor of the City of Cypress, along with my fellow Council Members, do hereby proclaim the week of October 9 – 15, 2011, as “FIRE PREVENTION WEEK,” and urge all people of Cypress to protect their homes and families by heeding the potentially life-saving messages of Fire Prevention Week 2011, and to support the many activities and efforts of Cypress fire and emergency services.