Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire a tragedy that occurred in 1871 leaving more than 100,000 people homeless
Leesburg VA – The Dryer Vent Cleaning Leesburg Wizard works to promote the message all year round; however, he increases his effort during National Fire Prevention Month each year in October. Doug Bittner, owner of Dryer Vent Wizard, reminds homeowners that the frequency of dryer fires increases during the fall and winter months. This is also the time when people show spirit for National Fire Prevention Month by eliminating fire hazards in the home.
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, a tragedy that occurred in 1871. The devastation caused more than 250 deaths and left over 100,000 people homeless as more than 17,000 buildings were destroyed. The 2,000 acre fire began on October 8 and did most of its damage on the 9th. Dryer Vent Wizard shows their spirit during fire prevention month by encouraging consumers to have their dryer vent inspected to be sure it is operating safely and efficiently.
Survivors of the fire never forgot what they had been through. The fire changed the way that firefighters and pubic officials thought about fire safety. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America decided that the date of the fire would be observed by promoting public awareness on fire prevention. In fact many organizations observe National Fire Prevention Week and consider the entire month of October to be Fire Prevention Month.
Over 17,000 dryer fires occur each year with failure to clean dryer vents being the number one cause. The Wizards encourage their customers to schedule dryer vent cleaning service regularly to eliminate fire hazards and improve dryer performance.
Dryer Vent Wizard is the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning companies in the nation U.S. with more than 60 locations nationwide. Doug Bittner serves residents and business owners in Northern Virginia, Sterling, Arlington, Leesburg and neighboring cities and communities. Visit http://leesburg.dryerventcleaningnow.com/ to learn more.
About Dryer Vent Wizard:
Dryer Vent Wizard is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the largest chain of dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alternation specialists in the U.S. with over 60 franchisees in major markets. Dryer Vent Wizard franchisees work to promote public awareness on the importance of dryer vent cleaning to prevent dryer fires and save energy. Consumer education while making clothes dryers safer and greener are the main focus of DVW franchisees. Dryer Vent Wizard was founded in 2004 by Dave Lavalle who is also the founder of the Mr. Handyman franchise.