Fire Prevention Week
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
This was the message during Fire Prevention Week 2018. From Oct. 7 to 13, 2018, fire departments from across Canada and the United States worked to raise public awareness about the dangers of fire, how to prevent it and how to stay safe by having - and practicing - an escape plan.
Fire Prevention Week 2018 iPad giveaway winners
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
Stay tuned for the announcement of the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2019!
Printed resources and other Fire Prevention Week-related items can be purchased through the CanOps Public Safety Safety Resource Centre.
Visit the additional resources page for activity booklets, lesson plans, fire chief-for-a-day entry forms and articles.
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. © 2018 NFPA.