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“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” is the focus for this year’s Fire Prevention Week that runs from October 6 to 12, 2019. The purpose is to educate everyone about the small but important actions you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe. 

In Canada, most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are most safe. Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year and in 2015, structure fires caused more than 1,400 injuries and almost 200 deaths.

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.

Click here to download the “How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan” worksheet.

CHILDREN’S CONTEST: You could win 1 of 5 $200 LEGO store gift cards!

Click here to download the Contest Entry Form.

How to submit the Contest Entry Form:

Email your contest form to: firesafety@gov.mb.ca or mail to
1601 Van Horne Ave. E. Brandon MB, R7A 7K2, or fax to 204-726-6847 before November 15, 2019.

Listen - A message from the Office of the Fire Commissioner and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs.

Kids! GO to www.sparky.org for safe, fun and free games and activities to learn all about fire safety with Sparky the Fire Dog.

Visit www.fpwcanada.ca for more information and tools to plan your activities.

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For more information regarding fire and life safety or for more Fire Prevention Week ideas and resources, contact the Office of the Fire Commissioner or email firesafety@gov.mb.ca