Fire Prevention Education & Resources

The Office of the Fire Commissioner supports fire departments, educators, Indigenous communities and local authorities with their fire prevention education efforts. One example of how we all work together to share important fire prevention and life safety information is during Fire Prevention Week, an annual event held the second week in October.

The following resources about about how and why fires start, what people can do to prevent them, how to avoid injuries and how to stay safe from fire and other related hazards are available for use in your community.

It Starts with You

Only working smoke alarms give you the early warning you need to safely escape a fire. Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Test them at least one a month and replace the battery once per year.

Practise a home escape plan so everyone in your home knows what to do when the smoke or carbon monoxide alarm sounds in an emergency.