Fire Prevention week is around the corner, this Oct 8th-14th. The theme this year is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” and focuses on the importance of having a home fire escape plan (with two ways out of every room) and practicing it.
Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services will be providing fire safety education to grades Kindergarten to Grade 3 this October 10th – 20th. Sparky the Fire Dog will lead the way with fun for all Fire Station visits, which will include a fire safety presentation, interactive activities and a tour of the fire station. Students will learn the importance of escape planning, and other great fire safety tips to share with their families.
With Fire Prevention Week, students K-3 will be able to sign up for our Fire Chief for a Day poster contest. The winner will be granted the title Fire Chief for November 1st, and have a tour of the fire station, ride the trucks and many more fun activities. Another contest that goes hand in hand is our IPad contest, where students K-3 will be able to enter province wide for a chance to win their very own IPad.
On behalf of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services, we want to thank you for your commitment to fire and life safety education. With your continued support, needless injuries and deaths from fire can be prevented. Together, we can keep our children and our communities safe!
If you have any questions in regards to Fire Prevention Week and Fire Safety, please contact:
Roger Echlin, Fire Inspector/Assistant Chief