Fire safety education programs

Fire safety education programs, campaigns, and events are a great opportunity for people to learn how to prevent fires, what to do if a fire starts, how to avoid injuries and how to stay safe. There are resources available to use in your community, school or home.

The What to do after a fire (PDF, 4.6MB) booklet can help take you, one step at a time, through the tasks you may need to do to put things back in order after a fire in your home. If you are a fire department or educational organization, this resource can also be ordered online.


Fire and life safety messaging and toolkits

The fire and life safety messaging and toolkits are useful for educators when speaking about fire prevention topics, for sharing on social media, or for anyone who wants to learn more about staying safe from fire.


Events and campaigns

Ready-made event and campaign toolkits are available online. Use these resources to host a fire prevention event in your community or classroom.

The 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme is Learn the Sounds of Safety™ During Fire Prevention Week, firefighters, teachers, parents/guardians and safety educators use the resources offered by the Office of the Fire Commissioner to provide their communities with lifesaving information. There is also a great contest for B.C. students!

November 1 to 7 is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week in B.C. The Office of the Fire Commissioner has created resources to make it easier for fire departments and educators to host a campaign in their community during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, or at any time of year.

Closed doors can reduce fire growth, limit damage to a home, keep temperatures down, and save lives. The Close Before You Doze campaign includes free teaching and education resources to increase awareness in your community, school or home.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a variety of toolkits to help public safety educators conduct successful community education campaigns. The community toolkits cover heating, cooking, smoke alarms, escape planning, electrical, carbon monoxide alarms and emergency planning.

 


Children and youth fire safety

Children are at increased risk for serious fire and burn injuries, and even death. Most incidents happen in the home and are preventable, so use the following safety messages, curriculum and resources to help teach the children and youth in your community, home or school about the importance of being safe around fire.​


Contact Us

The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) provides advice, guidance and support to members of the B.C. fire service. Working together, along with members of the public, we can reduce the number and severity of fires, and lead the way in making our province fire safe.

If you have any questions about fire safety education programs, contact us at ofc@gov.bc.ca.