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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week: October 9 to October 15, 2022

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, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. 

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.  source

Have a home fire escape plan for everyone in your home. Some people may need help waking up or getting outside. Plan around your abilities!

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 home escape planning.

Have a safe Outside Meeting Place. Your family should always choose an Outside Meeting Place where you will all meet when the smoke alarm sounds. A good Outside Meeting Place is far enough from your house to be safe, and it stays in one place like a tree, the end of your driveway or a trusted neighbours house.

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.

Knowing two ways out of every room is an important piece of your home fire escape plan.

Sparky the fire dog sitting on top of a home fire escape plan


Family's Home Safety Action Plan check list

Local Fire Prevention Week 2022 Activities

 Home Escape Plan Contest

Fire won't wait. Plan your escape!

Make a home fire escape plan with your family by using the home escape plan gird or your own paper. Upload a picture or scanned image of your home escape plan using our contest entry form. For a bonus entry take a picture at your safe outside meeting place and upload it on twitter, using the hashtag #KLFRHomeEscape and tag us @KLFireRescue. 

All entries will be entered into a draw and winners will be selected at random. This contest is for residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Contest opens Saturday October 1, 2022 at 12:01am and closes on October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm.
Winners will be selected at random and contacted via phone or email November 2, 2022.

Home Escape Plan Grid                   Online Contest Entry Form


$50.00 Canadian Tire gift card X2

$50.00 Home Hardware gift card X2

$50.00 Rona gift card X2

$50.00 Dominos Pizza gift card

Fire Prevention Week Gift Pack X5

 Storytime at the Library

Come join Fire Prevention Inspector Alana Erwood for storytime and some home escape planning fun. Children will also get to see the gear firefighters wear to keep them safe in a fire emergency.

Book: No Dragons for Tea, by Jean E. Pendziwol

Bethany Branch - 1474 ON-7A, Bethany
Tuesday October 11, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Dalton Branch - 13 Rumohr Drive, Sebright
Wednesday October 12, 2022
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Norland Branch - 3448 County Road 45, Norland

Saturday October 15, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm                                                                                                                                                            No Dragons For Tea Book Cover                             
Open House Station 8 Pontypool - October 13

Come out to meet local firefighters and see the firetrucks.

Station 8 Pontypool - 287 John Street, Pontypool
Thursday October 13, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Kawartha Lakes Fire Open House Ad Station 8

 Open House Station 7 Bethany - October 15

Come out to meet local firefighters and see the firetrucks.

Station 7 Bethany - 88 Ski Hill Road, Bethany
Saturday October 15, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

Kawartha Lakes Fire Open House Ad Station 7

Click on the worksheets below to begin planning your home fire escape! More fire safety fun can be found at

How to make a home fire escape plan worksheet

Fire wont wait plan your escape colouring sheet

Fmaily Fire Safety Activity Sheet

Smoke alarm tutorial sheet

Plan your home fire escape easy to read tip sheet

Smoke alarm safety calendar




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