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Fire Safety & Public Education

We are all responsible for fire safety. At Fire and Emergency Service-Newfoundland and Labrador, we encourage the education of individuals, especially children, on the importance of fire safety in our homes, schools, and workplaces. Browse our list of informative and educational websites to learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from fires and other emergencies.

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2015 and this year’s theme is “Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP.”

The slogan serves as an important reminder to protect your family by installing a working smoke alarm in every bedroom of your home. Roughly half of all fire deaths in the home occur between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when families are asleep. Individuals who were warned of the danger by a working smoke alarm cut their chances of dying in half. 

Throughout Fire Prevention Week, the Provincial Government will be promoting the importance of installing smoke alarms.
To properly protect your home, install a smoke alarm in the following areas:
  • Every bedroom
  • Outside every separate sleeping area, i.e. in the hallway
  • On every level of your home, including the basement

Ensure every member of your family knows how to test smoke alarms and how to respond when one goes off.

  • Test your smoke alarms every month
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Choose smoke alarms that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory

Families with a member whose hearing is of concern are encouraged to purchase a visual smoke alarm designed to alert individuals who cannot hear traditional models. For more information, visit the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association: chha-nl.ca/services/borrow-hearing-devices

  • Message to Fire Chiefs from Fire Commissioner on Fire Prevention Week 2015 PDF (32 KB)

    For more information on Fire Prevention Week, please visit www.fpw.org.

    Learn Not to Burn Program

    The Learn not to Burn Program educates children about fire and burn prevention. The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services currently delivers this program, with the financial support of the Provincial Government.

    For more information, please visit www.nlfireservices.com.

    National Fire Protection Association Public Education

    The National Fire Protection Association teaches all Canadians how to make responsible choices regarding their own health and safety. Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador is a participating member of the NFPA.

    For more information and an extensive list of educational resources, please visit www.nfpa.org.


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