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.
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.
Ensure every member of your family knows how to test smoke alarms and how to respond when one goes off.
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
For more information on Fire Prevention Week, please visit www.fpw.org.
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.
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.