Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, October 9 until Saturday, October 15 in Canada. And we just love all of the learning experiences and life skills that can be focused on during this important week.
To make things easier for dayhome professionals looking to take advantage of the information available during this year’s campaign we’ve put together this helpful blog post to help you keep track of all the important resources and events happening.
This year’s theme is:
FIRE WON'T WAIT - PLAN YOUR ESCAPE
IN PERSON EVENTS
EDMONTON FIRE RESCUE
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ Fire Prevention Officers are hosting a series of drop-in interactive displays inviting families with young children to:
BROWSE DATES & LOCATIONS
CALGARY FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Calgary Fire Department is hosting four open houses in fire stations across the city on October 9.
Calgarians are invited to learn about fire prevention in their homes and how to create a fire escape plan, as well as meet the firefighters and tour the trucks.
Join the Fire Department at one of their locations on October 9 between 1-4 PM.
OTHER MUNICIPALITIES IN ALBERTA
A variety of municipalities across the province have events planned for Fire Prevention Week. We’ve gathered a collection of the bigger events taking place. Feel free to google Fire Prevention Week in your area to see what is available for you to participate in.
The community is welcome to attend AFD’s well-known Fire Safety Day at Chinook Winds Fire Station on Saturday, October 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, locals are welcome to drop by to explore exhibits, participate in interactive activities, get their picture taken with Sparky the Fire Dog, and enjoy light refreshments. LEARN MORE
Beaumont Fire Services has many fun activities to help Beaumontonians learn about fire prevention in their communities.
Tuesday – Thursday – Firefighters will be doorknocking to offer inspections of smoke and CO2 detectors.
Friday October 14 – Order a pizza from Pizza Box between 6PM & 9PM and a firefighter will deliver it.
Saturday October 15 – 11AM – 2PM – Visit the Fire Hall Open House for a free BBQ, fire safety demonstrations, tours of the trucks, pictures with Sparky the Fire Dog, carnival style games and more. LEARN MORE
The City of Grande Prairie has a variety of events planned for Fire Prevention Week. From pancake breakfasts to barbeques – be sure to check out what they have going on in your area. LEARN MORE
Leduc Fire House 1 is hosting an open house October 12 from 1- 3 PM. LEARN MORE
Fire Prevention Week Open House. Visit the Emergency Services Building on October 12 from 6PM to 8PM.
Strathcona is participating in Fire Prevention Week by hosting a FREE class on October 11 at 7PM. Learn about preventing fires in your home, how to make a home space plan, and more! REGISTER
There are some incredible resources available for Fire Prevention Week that you can access for free across the world wide web. We’ve listed 2 of the best resources that you can use throughout the week to help create a fun and engaging Fire Prevention Week for your dayhome kids.
The leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards.
Sparky School House has a variety of age appropriate resources that you can use to create an interactive and super fun Fire Prevention Week for your dayhome children. This website is MASSIVE and you could easily spend a few hours looking through all of the resources they have to offer. There are videos, printables, booklets, and more.
Embolden PDC has a variety of resources available to help you make the most of Fire Prevention Week
FIRE SAFETY ACTIVITY SET
This printable activity set can be laminated for multiple use. The laminated pages make it perfect for use with dry erase pens. Just erase and play again!
FIRE FIGHTER NUMBER MATS
Our Fire Fighter Number mats are a great Fire Prevention Week activity. Use these 1-20 number mats to help your pre-k and kinder age kiddos learn counting and number sense. Use with playdoh for a multi-sensory experience!
FIRE SAFETY MEMORY GAME - FREE DURING FPW
We’ve created a quick and easy printable memory game for Fire Safety Week.
You can download this resources for FREE during Fire Prevention Week with a Provider Accout.
FIRE SAFETY DISCUSSION CARDS
These discussion cards are great conversation starters to help you talk about Fire Safety with your dayhome group. They can be used in a group or individually and children can talk, draw, act, or write to help work through the questions presented to them.
FIRE STATION DRAMATIC PLAY
Our refreshed Fire Station Dramatic Play is full of 82 pages of dramatic play fun. With activities to promote literacy, phonological awareness, motor skills, fire safety and PLAY – your kiddos will hours of endless fun.
Fire Drill Record - FREE DURING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
We planned to release our REFRESHED Emergency Preparedness Guide for Fire Prevention Week. However, during our Fire Safety Presentation from Edmonton Fire Rescue we learned a ton of new things that we want to include in our new guide. So we’ll be releasing it NEXT week. In the mean time – we’ve pulled out the Fire Drill Record for you to download for free during Fire Prevention Week.
Emergency Preparedness Workbook
We’re refreshing our Emergency Preparedness Workbook for Fire Prevention Week. In this new update you’ll find everything you need to know to prepare for any emergency. We cover various potential emergency scenarios and provide templates, exercises, and prompts to help you draft a comprehensive Emergency Plan.
We’ll be posting a variety of resources across our social media this week so be sure to give us a follow!