It's time for Fire Prevention Week!
From Oct. 4 - 11, Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) will join forces with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fire departments all across the country to remind residents to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!"
Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" is so important.
Before you serve a meal, it’s essential to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. There’s nothing like spending time in the kitchen cooking a delicious meal for family and friends or an appetizing treat for yourself. But do you know the important steps to take long before anyone takes the first bite?
The AFD hopes that Fire Prevention Week will help residents learn to prevent such damaging events.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created some special videos and activities for Fire Prevention Week 2020 and invite you to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!"
To view the videos and download the resources simply click on the links below:
Enter our draw for your chance to win some fire safety equipment. Have a parent print this page of Sparky, colour him in and take a photo of you and your family practicing fire safety, not just in the kitchen, but anywhere in your home!
There are many ways to practice fire safety that can be found on the AFD Home Fire Safety Checklist.
Send your photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be entered into a draw for fire safety equipment.
The Airdrie Fire Department (AFD) and NFPA have some valuable online resources to ensure that you and your family remain safe at home.
The NFPA has many age-appropriate resources for educators to teach fire safety.
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The NFPA provides the following safety information for specific groups at risk:
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