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Look. Listen. Learn.  Be Aware.  Fire Can Happen Anywhere” is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 7-13, 2018.

Look for places that a fire could start, and address the problem.

Listen for and know the sound of the smoke alarm.

Learn two ways out of every room.


“Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org.  ©2018NFPA”

In the event of a home fire, occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.  Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

Sparky the Fire Dog has a new friend, Simon, who is helping to teach this years Fire Prevention Week messages.  He is a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.

Click here to download the 2018 brochure with an entry form for the Children's Contest. Entries must be in by November 9, 2018.

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.

For more information and safety tips, go to:

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