In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is reminding people to to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. October is Fire Prevention Month, and October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week. FASNY President Ken Pienkowski says while his organization encourages fire prevention strategies all year round October is a time to check in and revamp your preparedness for emergencies. According to experts most fatal fires happen between midnight and 8 a.m.