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"Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out!" is the them for Fire Prevention Week, October 8 - 14, 2017

NFPA has officially announced “Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out!” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 8 - 14. 2017. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

In 1922, Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that killed more than 250 people, left 10,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2000 acres.

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"Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. ©2017NFPA."

Kids! Click here to join Sparky the Fire Dog, and learn all about smoke alarms and why it is so important to have them in your home.

Download the Province of Manitoba Proclamation

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Click to Order Fire Prevention Week Brochures or print them now in English or French.

For more information on the Children's Program or for more Fire Prevention Week ideas of resources contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Also visit CanOps at www.fpw17.com for more information and tools to plan your activities.

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