This year’s NFPA Fire Prevention Week
falls on October 4 – 10, and the theme is Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!TM
The Office of the Fire Commissioner is glad this topic was chosen since cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries in British Columbia. This is our opportunity to teach people about the simple things they can do to prevent a fire from happening, from being injured and what to do if a fire starts in their kitchen.
Some of you may be disappointed to learn that the Office of the Fire Commissioner will not be providing printed resources for Fire Prevention Week this year due to a limited post-COVID-19 budget and our efforts to be more environmentally-friendly in our operations. Instead, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Fire Prevention Officers’ Association of BC, BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and First Nations’ Emergency Services Society are again partnering to host a Fire Prevention Week poster and video contest for students. This year, our plan is to increase the number of prizes across each region to include all grades. A HUGE thanks to the support of our valued partners and sponsors! Contest details will be posted atwww.gov.bc.ca/firesafety/firepreventionweek
as they become available.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lisa Barrett | Manager, Fire Prevention Education