Fire Prevention Week
In 2019, Fire Prevention week is October 6-12.
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practise Your Escape!™
October 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week! This year's campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire.
Printed resources and other Fire Prevention Week-related items can be purchased through the CanOps Public Safety Resource Centre.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practise can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out. Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practise today.
2018 iPad giveaway winners
Check out the winners of the Fire Prevention Week 2018 iPad giveaway!
Thanks to our sponsors:
- Office of the Fire Commissioner
- Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia
- British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association
- Fire Prevention Officers' Association of British Columbia
- Fortis BC
- First Nations' Emergency Services Society
Each year, the Fire Prevention Week theme is announced by the National Fire Protection Association and was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 which destroyed more than 17,400 structures and killed more than 250 people.
Banner image reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website. © 2019 NFPA.