Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6-12, 2019 and this year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”
When the smoke alarms sound, everyone must know where to go – that is why it is so important for everyone to have working smoke alarms and to develop and practice a home fire escape plan.
“In a fire, you may have only seconds to safely escape your home,” said Acting Fire Chief Pat MacIsaac. “Practice your home fire escape plan and make sure everyone can get out safely.”
Facebook/Instagram Video Contest:
The Okotoks Fire Department is having a Facebook video contest for kids! Please post a quick 20 to 30 second video of your child providing us a fire safety tip! One lucky superhero will be selected to have a pizza party with a few friends at the Fire Hall with some local firefighters! All the contest details are published to the Town of Okotoks' Facebook and Instagram pages.
Car Seat Clinic Wednesday, October 9
Car Seat clinics are offered at the Okotoks Fire Station on the 2nd Wednesday of every month between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Transport Canada points out that every year about 10,000 children 12 or under are injured in traffic collisions in Canada with as many as one-third of Canadian children are not properly restrained when they are traveling in motor vehicles. Head down to our Car Seat Clinic on Wednesday, October 9 during Fire Prevention Week for some free giveaways and surprises! Please remember to not bring your pets!
Did you know?
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. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.
Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.
Plan your fire escape in less than a minute! This fire safety video will give kids the tools they need to be safe in under a minute!
Importance of fire prevention
In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time every October during Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire.