Tamaqua Mayor Christian Morrison (center) proclaimed the week of Oct. 4-10 as Fire Prevention Week throughout the Borough of Tamaqua. "I urge all the people of Tamaqua to protect their homes and families by heeding the important safety messages of Fire Prevention Week 2009 and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Tamaqua's fire and emergency services," he said. Representatives from each of Tamaqua's four fire departments were on hand to accept the proclamation, including (left to right) Mark Bower, Captain, South Ward, Jay Hollenbach, Jr., Captain, American Hose, Tom Hartz, Chief, Citizens, and Mark Boyle, Chief, East End.