Fire Prevention Week 

Fire Prevention Week 2018

Tuesday, October 9th – Display
Social Services (220 Colborne Street)
10am until 1pm 

Tuesday, October 9th – Display
Cineplex Brantford (300 King George Rd)
6pm until 9pm

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Test Your Smoke Alarm Today – test it and share it on social media, we can all make our community safer together by educating our family and friends. Tag Brantford Fire on social media with the hashtag #testyoursmokealarm (All participants will be entered in draw to win a prize - TBD)

Wednesday, October 10th
The Great Escape at Lowes
Come tour our inflatable safety house in the parking lot and have a truck tour while going over home fire safety, smoke alarms and co alarms. Focus on having an escape plan and two ways out.
12 noon until 3pm 

Domino's Pizza Contest – Charing Cross Street location Starting Thursday, October 11th until Saturday, October 13th between 5:30 - 7p.m. each evening
Get your order for free! Order from Domino's Pizza (71 Charing Cross St,  519-759-1130) and each evening from 5:30-7:00pm from Thursday, October 11th until Saturday, October 13th you have a chance to have your order delivered by local firefighters. If smoke alarms are on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas and are working and maintained when the firefighters arrive, your pizza order will be free courtesy of Domino’s Brantford.
Please note: There is no guarantee that a fire truck will arrive with every order that evening. Orders delivered by fire truck will be randomly selected.

Thursday, October 11th - Display
Brantford Public Library (Main Branch)
9:30 until 2pm
 
Friday, October 12th
“Coffee with a Fire Fighter” at the following McDonalds locations from 10am until 12noon:
• Wayne Gretzky Pkwy
• Stanley St
• Colborne Street West
Join your neighbours and the Brantford Fire Department for coffee and conversation.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fire Drill Friday – all residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to practice their fire drill, take a photo and tag Brantford Fire on social media with the hashtag #FireDrillFriday. (All participants will be entered in draw to win a prize - TBD)

Saturday, October 13th
Open House at 4 Station (400 Colborne Street West) from 10am until 2pm, which will include displays from emergency services /agencies/community partners, demonstrations by suppression and fun activities for the whole family. We will have a free BBQ with sausages donated from Pillars, buns and condiments donated by Sobeys’s West Brant (while supplies last). Home Depot will be there doing wooden fire truck builds for children, St. John’s Ambulance will with having a teddy bear triage; bring your stuffies and get them fixed up, and there will be a bouncy obstacle course onsite. Also there will be bucket rides in the aerial fire truck for a $5 donation to Camp Bucko (limitations, waiver to sign)
*note no parking onsite, guest parking across the street at D’Aubigny fields

 

Kid’s Activities

Please visit Sparky’s website for fun fire safety games and activities.

History

The history of Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 9, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres in 27 hours.

While the origin of the fire has never been determined, there has been much speculation over how it began. One popular legend, which was recently refuted by a Chicago historian, is that Mrs. Catherine O'Leary was milking her cow when the animal kicked over a lamp, setting the O'Leary barn on fire and starting the spectacular blaze.

On the Great Chicago Fire's 40th anniversary, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA) sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day, advocating an annual observation as a way to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.