You're invited to a Fire Prevention Week Open House!
Join us at the Okotoks Fire Station No. 1, 132 Milligan Drive for a Fire Prevention Week Open House on Saturday, October 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Come visit your local firefighters and join us for hot dogs and refreshments while you tour the station.
This year's Fire Prevention Week will be held October 7-13, 2018. This years theme is "LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” And don't forget to check out the following:
- Check out the fire tent and see first-hand what it looks like when you are in a room filled with smoke!
- See a vehicle extrication demo (cutting vehicles apart with the Jaws of Life) at 11:30 and 12:45.
- Book a free home inspection for your family.
Although fire prevention is important year-round, Fire Prevention Week activities give us more opportunities to talk to you about how to make sure your house and your community are fire safe.
This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:
Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.
Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.
Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.
Also, Sparky the Fire Dog® has a new friend, Simon, who is helping teach this year’s FPW messages – He’s a smart, resourceful character who will join Sparky in spreading fire-safety messages to adults and children alike.