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Fire Prevention Week

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October 4-10, 2020

During Fire Prevention Week our fire service encourages families to spend a few minutes talking about fire safety in their homes.  Most importantly, ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and 2 ways out of every bedroom. 

Cooking safety tips;

  • Never leaving cooking food unattended.  If you need to leave turn off the stove.
  • When simmering, baking, roasting etc, check your items regularly and set a timer to remind yourself.
  • Never use cooking appliances when you are impaired or drowsy
  • Don’t use your stovetop for anything other than cooking
  • Keep a kid free zone of at least 1 meter around the stove

Seconds can mean the difference between escaping safely from a fire or being struck by tragedy.  Please visit the National Fire Protection Association website to learn more about Fire Prevention Week and tips for keeping your family safe.

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Fire Chief for a Day Draw

Contest is open to students in Grades 4 - 6 attending school in Medicine Hat and will close October 22.

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

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Name
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Age
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Grade
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School
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Do you have at least 1 working smoke alarm on each level of your home?
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Are your smoke alarms less than 10 years old?
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Parent's Phone Number
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    Previous Fire Prevention Week themes:

    • 2019 Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.
    • 2018 Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
    • 2017 Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Way Out!
    • 2016 Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
    • 2015 Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!
    • 2014 Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month
    • 2013 Prevent Kitchen Fires
    • 2012 Have 2 Ways Out!