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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week: October 3 to October 9, 2021

What is Fire Prevention Week?
The purpose of Fire Prevention week is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure your home and family has a plan and is ready for the unexpected.

This year's campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.

Hear a Chirp, Make a Change! A chirping alarm needs attention. Replace the batteries or the entire alarm if it is older than 10 years old. If you don’t remember how old it is, replace it.

What can you do to keep you and your family safe?

Below you will find different activities and information that you and your family can participate in to help create awareness around the importance of fire safety and the sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make.

Family Home Safe Action Plan
Download and complete the Family Safe Action Plan to work together in your home, making sure that all necessary safety precautions are being taken for a fire safe home.

When You Hear Beep, Beep, Beep, Get On Your Feet! Get out and stay out. Call 9-1-1 from your outside meeting place.

Sparky listening for the sound of a smoke alarm

Family's Home Safety Action Plan check list

Fire Prevention Week 2021 Activities

Scavenger Hunt Winners 2021

Congratulations to the winners!

Dylan, M of Lindsay - $50 Canadian Tire gift card

Carry, Y of Woodville - $50 Canadian Tire gift card

Kristen, S of Bobcaygeon - $50 Home Hardware gift card 

Kalyanne, J of Lindsay - $50 Home Hardware gift card

Michelle, S of Lindsay - $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card

Craig, E of Lindsay, $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card

Mary, M of Fenelon Falls - $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card 

Shannon, D of Lindsay - $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card

Linda, M of Woodville $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card


Thank you to all residents who participated in the Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety Scavenger Hunt.

 Scavenger hunt - October 1 to 12, 2021

Please obey all Covid-19 protocols while outdoors

Fire Prevention Week 2021 Poster “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” Scavenger Hunt

Kawartha Lakes Fire is sending families on another scavenger hunt, but this year instead of finding the secret words, you need to find the right sound! Hidden across different parks in Kawartha Lakes are six photo cards with QR codes you can scan, however only one of them will play the right sound!

Work your way through the park until you find the smoke alarm sound, or the "Beep, Beep, Beep" QR code on the back of the alarm. Once you have identified the correct sound, make a note of the number on the front of the card.

Head on over to our scavenger hunt form below and answer the correct card number to be entered into a draw for some fun prizes!

Contest entry form



 Visit one of our participating park locations to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

  • Austin Sawmill Park (Station Road South, Kinmount)
  • Coboconk Lions Park (9 Grandy Road, Coboconk)
  • Elgin Park (162 Angeline Street North, Lindsay)
  • Garnet Graham Park (98 Francis Street West, Fenelon Falls)
  • Janetville Park (669 Janetville Road, Janetville)
  • Ken Reid Conservation Area (277 Kenrei Road, Lindsay, Cedar Forest Loop)
  • Kirkfield Library (7 Munroe St, Kirkfield)
  • Little Britain Community Centre Park (9 Arena Road, Little Britain)
  • Logie Street Park (325 Logie Street, Lindsay)
  • Oakwood Community Centre Park (1010 Eldon Road, Oakwood)
  • Omemee Beach Park (Rutland Street East and George Street, Omemee)
  • Tommy Anderson Park (94 Dunn Street, Bobcaygeon)
  • Ward Park (7675 Highway 35, Norland)
  • Woodville Ball Park (104 Union Street, Woodville)

Business owners from the municipality have generously donated to Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue in order to help promote education and awareness around Fire Safety. The prizes for this year's scavenger hunt are:

  • $50 Canadian Tire gift card (x2)
  • $50 Home Hardware gift card (x2)
  • $20 Kawartha Dairy gift card (x5)

Thank you to this year's generous business donations!

 How to scan a QR Code

iPhone, iPad, iPod:

  1. Open the Camera app from the Home screen, Control Center, or Lock screen
  2. Select the rear facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app. Your device recognizes the QR code and shows a notification
  3. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code


Galaxy device:
  1. Launch Samsung Internet or Samsung Internet (Beta)
  2. Tap the three vertical lines at the bottom right of the screen
  3. Tap Settings and then tap Useful features
  4. Turn on QR code reader by sliding the button


Android Device: 

If you’re running Android 8 or later, you can scan a QR code by long-pressing the home button and selecting Lens. Then point your camera at the QR code, tap the magnifying glass icon, and tap the pop-up notification.

  1. Press and hold the home button.
  2. Then tap Lens. This is the circle surrounded by lines to the left of the four colored buttons at the bottom of your screen.

    Note: A prompt will appear if it’s your first time to use this feature. If it does, simply choose Allow. If you don’t have Google Assistant on your Android, you can download the Google Lens app from the Google Play Store.

  3. Point your camera at the QR code. You don’t have to fill the entire screen, but make sure that all four corners of the QR code are in view.
  4. Then tap the magnifying glass icon to scan the QR code. You can find this at the bottom of your screen.
  5. Finally, tap the pop-up notification. You will then be directed to the information or action embedded in the QR code. This could open a webpage, open the Google Play Store, save a contact, and more.

 Fire truck at the park - October 2, 2021

Come out “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety! and meet local firefighters from 10am-2pm, October 2, 2021. *Weather Dependent* Please note we do not have the capacity to remove a truck from service, should an emergency occur the firefighters must leave to respond.

Firefighters will be at the scavenger hunt locations listed below for a distanced (2 metres/6 feet) meet and greet.

  • Logie Street
  • Elgin Park
  • Garnet Graham
  • Kirkfield Library
  • Omemee Beach
  • Coboconk Lions

All participating families will also be given a reusable bag with fire safety goodies inside!

Story walk at Ken Reid Conservation Area

We have partnered with Kawartha Lakes Public Library to feature our favourite fire safety book No Dragons for Tea at the Ken Reid Conservation Area story walk location for the month of October.

Read No Dragons for tea and learn about fire safety at Ken Reid Conservation Area, on the Pond Trail (near the main parking lot)

Fire Safety Action Plan

Smoke alarm sounds tracing sheet

Circle the words activity

Smoke alarm tutorial sheet

Home escape Fire Grid

Smoke alarms are important - kids lesson sheet




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