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H.J.Res. 189 (102nd): Designating October 8, 1991, as “National Firefighters Day”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 10, 1991 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one

Joint Resolution

Designating October 8, 1991, as ‘National Firefighters Day’.

Whereas there are over 2,000,000 professional firefighters in the United States;

Whereas firefighters respond to more than 2,300,000 fires and 8,700,000 emergencies other than fires each year;

Whereas fires annually cause nearly 6,000 deaths and $10,000,000,000 in property damages;

Whereas firefighters have given their lives and risked injury to preserve the lives and protect the property of others;

Whereas the contributions and sacrifices of valiant firefighters often go unreported and are inadequately recognized by the public; and

Whereas the work of firefighters deserves the attention and gratitude of all individuals in the United States: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 8, 1991, is designated as ‘National Firefighters Day’, and the President of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.