CANTON, OH (August 21, 2009) - The Stark County Safety Council, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau and Exchange Club will host Canton's 44th annual Fire Prevention Breakfast, a key event observing National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4 - 10. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Skyland Pines Golf Club and Banquet Facility in Canton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The breakfast will feature the city and county Firefighter of the Year awards and a presentation by Lt. Scott Maxwell, FDNY, Rescue #3, the only surviving member of his squad following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The breakfast will also include brief remarks from Canton Mayor William J. Healy II, Captain Lorenzo Bagley, Canton Fire Prevention Bureau, a representative from the Stark County Safety Council and special guest, Interim State Fire Marshal Donald Cooper.

The event is open to the public at a price of $13 per attendee. Registration for the Fire Prevention Breakfast must be received by Oct. 2. Register online at or call (330) 458-2085.

The Stark County Safety Council is a committee of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and is comprised of local companies dedicated to the safety of their employees. The SCSC has been recognized statewide for quality programming. For Stark County Safety Council Members, attendance at this event counts as an attendance credit towards the BWC Safety Council Discount Program.