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.
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.
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!