Fire prevention week

Fire Prevention Week aims to educate people about the simple but important things they can do to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire.


Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety TM

This year, Fire Prevention Week™ ran from October 3 to 9 and the theme was "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety". Knowing the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make and knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. It's important that when an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you take action.

What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?

There are smoke alarms and devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with smoke alarms also can be purchased and installed. For more information on this important topic, visit fire safety for the deaf or hard of hearing section on the NFPA website.


Poster and video contest winners

The Fire Prevention Week 2021 poster and video contest is now closed. Thanks to all of those who entered! 

Grand prize winners will receive an iPad for themselves and a Panago sponsored pizza lunch party for their class.

Grand prize winners

Name

Location

Tiancheng

Coquitlam

Fiona

Coquitlam

Geet

Abbotsford

Hailey

Coquitlam

Regional prize winners will receive a $75 Visa gift card and $75 towards a pizza lunch party for their class.

Regional prize winners

Name

Location

Amber

Gold River

Charleen

Coquitlam

Eden

Trail

Emily

Telkwa

Icarus

Surrey

Ilin

North Vancouver

Lily

Keremeos

Livi

Victoria

Marcus

Burnaby

Naila

New Westminster

Piper

Prince George

Raul

New Westminster

Ronan

Nelson

Rowyn

Nelson

Santhini

Trail

Sawyer

Salmon Arm

Sophie

Kamloops

Sukhpreet

Surrey

Trinity

Smithers

Willa

Victoria

 Honorable mention winners will receive a $75 Visa gift card.

Honorable mentions

Name

Location

Aaden 

Trail

Aavin

Coquitlam

Addison

Salt Spring Island

Adyson

Port Coquitlam

Allyson

Smithers

Amy

Prince George

Antwan

Chase

Arya

Chase

Ava

Smithers

Beckett

Langley

Bella

Prince George

Ben

Coquitlam

Brooklyn

Cranbrook

Calla

Trail

Danae

Smithers

Eismeet

Abbotsford

Eli

Kelowna

Emily

Coquitlam

Emma

Smithers

Gabriel

Prince George

Gillian

Coquitlam

Graham

Cranbrook

Gurshan

Surrey

Hailey

Keremeos

Hosea

Campbell River

Isabella

Surrey

Jackson

Coquitlam

Jasper

Victoria

Jiaqi 

Coquitlam

Kade

Chase

Kanna

Baldonnel

Kassidy

Fort St John

Kaylee

Prince George

Kenzie

Trail

Kylie

Coquitlam

Layla

Cranbrook

Layla

Port McNeil

Lennon

Victoria

Leyna

Keremeos

Lila

Victoria

Lily

Trail

Madelynn

Port Alberni

Maylee

Cranbrook

Nevaeh

Keremeos

Nicolas

Kamloops

Nicole

Summerland

Nimrat

Langley

Olivia

Kamloops

Parmeet

Langley

Rachel

New Westminster

Rocca

Qualicum

Serena

Maple Ridge

Sienna

Terrace

Sophia

Trail

Sophie

Port McNeil

Sophie

Trail

Tianna

Trail

Tova

Victoria

Wilhelmina

Maple Ridge

 

Grand prize winners will receive an iPad for themselves and a Panago sponsored pizza lunch party for their class. Honorable mention winners will receive a $75 Visa gift card.

Video submission winners 2021
Category Name Location

Grand Prize

Dmitry

Sooke

Grand Prize

Les 

Whistler

Grand Prize

Agam 

Abbotsford

Grand Prize

Gurjot 

Abbotsford

Honourable Mention

Taylor

Prince George

Honourable Mention

Emma

Port Alberni

Honourable Mention

Ella and Owen 

Surrey

Honourable Mention

Maninder

Abbotsford

 


School and fire department resources

Download and print the following checklist, or modify it to suit your school's needs, to help you run a successful fire drill during Fire Prevention Week (or any time of year!).

Fire Prevention Week is an excellent time to recognize individuals who have contributed to fire and life safety in your community, and the Safety Star Program is a great way to honour them. Download the Safety Stars program information sheet by clicking on the button below.

Provide any feedback on the Fire Prevention Week resources offered by the Office of the Fire Commissioner by submitting the following form:

Content from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website may not be copied, reproduced, sold or in any way distributed for commercial purposes. Fire departments, schools, civic groups, work places and the media are encouraged to copy and distribute all or significant portions of the material on the website, but not otherwise revise or alter the material. Materials used from the website must include the following attribution line and link back to NFPA's Fire Prevention Week site.

Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website. © 2021 NFPA

Fire Prevention Week™ and the 2021 theme are trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the NFPA is neither a Sponsor of nor affiliated with the contest and has neither endorsed nor approved this contest.

 


Banner image reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website. © 2021 NFPA