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Welcome to the Virtual Fire Prevention Week!

Each year North America wide, Fire Services proclaims the second week of October to be to be “Fire Prevention Week.” This year Fire Prevention Week will be offered virtually with games, education, prizes, and more. With staying home on the rise more families are cooking meals from home and teaching their children how to cook as well. With a focus on at home safety, Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen is this years theme.

For more information call Mission Fire Rescue Service at 604-820-3793 or visit the NFPA Fire Prevention Week website.

Get started with a special welcome from Assistant Chief Glasgow below and make sure you visit the Videos tab for more educational videos made by our local Firefighters.

 

Listen as Casey Grant from the National Fire Protection Association and best-selling author Lauren Tarshsis of the ‘I Survived’ book series talk about the lessons we learned from the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fire and home injuries? The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. Take the time to find out how cooking fires happen and how you can prevent this in your home. Remember kids, there is a quiz at the end for the chance to win a prize.

Learn more about cooking & fire safety:

Cooking Safety

What You Need to Know about Smoke Alarms

FireSmart BC Website

Story of Smokey the Bear

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all educators and parents. What better way to learn more about fire safety than through educational videos and games. Find the missing smoke alarms, take a brain buster quiz, get through the fire safety word maze, colour the fire truck and more! Sparky’s Fun House has it all.

For Kids:
Visit Sparky’s Fun House

For Educators:
Visit Sparky’s School House

Watch the video below for a game of ‘I Spy Cooking Safety’

These Educational Videos have been put together for the Public by Mission Fire Rescue Services. Watch and learn about Home Fire Escape Plans, Kitchen Fire Demonstrations, Kitchen Safety with Sparky, Sparky Saves the Day, more about Emergency Support Services (ESS) and a Fire Hall Museum tour. Thanks for joining us and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Home Fire Escape Plan
Find out why Home Fire Escape Plans are important for the safety of you and your family.

Kitchen Fire Demonstration with Station 2
Did you know that 22% of home fires are started in the kitchen? In this fire demonstration the Firefighters of Station 2 show us how to handle a grease fire and the outcome is surprising!

Serving Up Kitchen Safety with Sparky
Let’s talk about Serving up Safety in the Kitchen with Sparky. The Fire Safety Checklist is a great way to ensure you and your family stay safe while using your kitchen. Watch while some of our local Firefighters go through the checklist with Sparky.

Sparky Saves the Day with Station 3
Watch as Sparky and Station 3 save the day by putting out a house fire!

What is Emergency Support Services?
Emergency Support Services (ESS) provides evacuees and emergency personnel with the important essential services in the event of a community emergency. Watch this short video to learn about the role the District of Mission’s ESS plays in keeping our community safe.

What is Emergency Disaster Services?
In this video the Salvation Army talks about the important services and functions that EDS provides.

Mission Fire Rescue Service Fire Hall Museum Tour
Take a tour through Station 1’s Fire Hall Museum. From a restored pumper to old memorabilia and gear that have been used over the years, you won’t want to miss this.

When to Call 911?
Sit down with an E-Comm Fire Dispatcher while he teaches us about what to expect and when to call 911.

As we have learned, serving up fire safety in the kitchen is very important. Print off the provided checklist and post it on your fridge to follow when your family is in the kitchen. Remember, cooking in the number 1 cause of home fires and injuries.

Other tips and safety checklists:

911 Tips

Grilling Safety Checklist

NFPA Safety Tip Sheets

 

 

 

Take the Quiz

Have you reviewed all of the information provided on Cooking Safety? Take the quiz to show off your skills and be entered for a chance to win a prize. Good luck!

Colour for the Chance to Win

Scan and email you completed colouring sheet to fireprevention@mission.ca.

**Both contests close on October 24, 2020

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