Fire Prevention Week

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Fire Prevention Week: October 9 to October 15, 2022

What is Fire Prevention Week?
The purpose of Fire Prevention week is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected.

This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. 

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.  source

Have a home fire escape plan for everyone in your home. Some people may need help waking up or getting outside. Plan around your abilities!

What can you do to keep you and your family safe?
Below you will find different activities and information that you and your family can participate in to help create awareness around the importance of fire safety and home escape planning.

Have a safe Outside Meeting Place. Your family should always choose an Outside Meeting Place where you will all meet when the smoke alarm sounds. A good Outside Meeting Place is far enough from your house to be safe, and it stays in one place like a tree, the end of your driveway or a trusted neighbours house.

Family Home Safe Action Plan

Download and complete the Family Safe Action Plan to work together in your home, making sure that all necessary safety precautions are being taken for a fire safe home.

Knowing two ways out of every room is an important piece of your home fire escape plan.




Click on the worksheets below to begin planning your home fire escape! More fire safety fun can be found at




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