Fire Prevention Week

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10/09/2015 - 1:28pm
Fire Prevention Week

Viking Pipe and Supply is full of story tellers.  Some of the tall tales that are told around here are very easy to recognize as untrue and others leave you scratching your head and wondering if we are pulling your leg or not.  I will let you decided if this story is true or not.  Let's go way back to October TH, 1871.  There is a milk cow, minding her own business, she got slightly spooked, knocked over a lamp and caught the barn on fire.  The barn fire resulted in the Great Chicago Fire.  Fast forward 49 years and President Woodrow Wilson issued the very first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation.  According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. 

We are not sure if the cow is the real reason for the Great Chicago Fire or not but we do know that we sell protection known as FR clothing.  Partnering with Wrangler and Bulwark, among other lines of FR gear, we sell a variety of items to reduce the severity of burn injuries from short-duration thermal exposures or accidental exposure to flash fires.  Call us today and let us help you protect yourself and your employees.  (405) 262-9337