ENCOURAGING OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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   ENCOURAGING OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK

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                         HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, during National Fire Prevention Awareness 
week, I would like to encourage that we as a community make 
preparations to protect our families and neighbors from the tragedy and 
destruction caused by fires. This is a great opportunity to thank our 
community's fire fighters who are the first to respond and put 
themselves at risk for our safety.
  Our Manhattan Congressional District is fortunate to have many brave 
first responders, including those from the Uniformed Fire Association 
of Greater New York, FDNY Engine 69, Ladder 28, Battalion 16 `Harlem 
Hilton,' FDNY Engine 53, Ladder 43 `El Barrio's Bravest' and FDNY 
Rescue 3 `Big Blue,' and the Vulcan Society, Inc. We must continue to 
show our cooperation and appreciation towards our firefighters, first 
responders and those who continuously ensure our neighborhoods are 
safe.
  Simple precautions such as installing and maintaining smoke detectors 
in every apartment unit and on every floor of our homes and buildings, 
having an escape plan, and following fire codes can save countless 
lives. I would hope that people in my District and all across our great 
nation would take proper measures to prevent fires and potential harm 
in our communities.''

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