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Fire & Life Safety Education

The Fire and Life Safety Education section of the Office of the Fire Commissioner works to offer the most current information on fire and safety hazard awareness to everyone in the Province.  Fire protection begins with fire prevention.  Parents, Kids, Teachers and Firefighters are supported by the section through courses, materials, programs and committees. The section makes use of information from our many Canadian and U.S. partners.  This ensures we have the latest ideas and programs and are able share these to the Manitoba fire departments.  Teachers and School Divisions have access to our materials and we are aiming for even wider involvement from community groups.  Fire safety education pamphlets are only some of the tools used by the Office to deliver fire and life safety messages to the citizens of Manitoba.

We continue to ensure the Manitoba Fire Service is appropriately equipped, organized and trained to effectively educate people about how to protect themselves when dealing with emergencies at work, and most importantly - in the home.  The Fire & Life Safety Advisory Committee strives to compile information (which is tracked through OFC Statistical Section) and this has resulted in additional information being focused on trends recognized by fire and life safety educators.   Fire departments have access to the printed and teaching materials that the Section makes available.  The departments are also able to make use of hands-on, fun learning tools right at the fire hall, school or community event!  This means fire departments can sign out a Sparky the Fire Dog costume, or one of the great Fire Safety trailers that are around the province.

Public educators’ and teachers have a resource section for their use. This material is intended for all public educators including career and volunteer fire fighters. You will find fire prevention and safety resources.

A kids section makes fire and life safety a keen message for youngsters.   Fire safety is a serious matter but practicing with your friends and family can be fun. Games, activities and tips are available to learn more about how you can prevent fires and how to protect yourself, your family and your friends against fire.

As a parent, you will find the fire prevention and safety material on this page useful in encouraging your family to be fire smart. Check out the many safety guides and promote safe practices within your own home, after all, fire safety starts at home. The pamphlets include information about: Smoke alarms, BBQs, babysitter tips, kitchen fires, and much more!

Virtually every fire department in Manitoba carries out some fire and life safety education in their communities. Being pro-active is the way of the future. Ensuring fire departments have the information and skills necessary to carry out fire and life safety education in your community is the Section’s biggest mandate.

Fire and Life Safety seminars and courses cover the importance of teaching fire and life safety education, teaches how to do a lesson plan and deliver the lesson. Various courses include Fire and Life Safety educator Level I NFPA 1035 and Youth Fire Stop Seminar.   The Section develops, updates and delivers these courses to a wide variety of users.

The Fire and Life Safety Section is a proud and active component of the Office of the Fire Commissioner tasked with promoting the Fire and Life Safety message to all Manitobans!

The mandate of the Fire and Life Safety section of the Office of the Fire Commissioner is to educate and to offer current information on fire and hazard awareness to both the general public and to fire fighters.

Nero and Ashcan, Learn Not to Burn®, Fire Prevention Week and fire safety education pamphlets are only some of the tools used by the Office to deliver fire and life safety to the citizens of Manitoba.