National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 7 to 13, 2012. This year's theme "Protect your Family from Fire - Have Two Ways Out" focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out of the home quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? In that moment without a plan, someone could get hurt.
That's why having two ways out, needs to be such a key part of your plan. It is important for every family member to be practiced in your family fire escape plan and to feel confident about the role of local fire fighters in the event of an emergency.
The Oakville Fire Department invites you to join them for their 13th Fire Prevention Week event on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at their Oakville Training Campus, 1144 South Service Road West.
This Fire Prevention Week kick off event is an opportunity for your and your family to participate in interactive activities that help everyone brush up on fire safety. This exciting event includes a Barbeque, watching Fire/Rescue Simulations, trying on Firefighting Gear, meeting Firefighters, a Teddy Bear Triage (bring your teddy for a check-up), Bucket Truck Rides, Fire Safety Games, Junior Firefighter Challenge, a Reptile Display and so much more!
This is a free, family event, so grab your whole family, tell your friends and neighbours and head over to celebrate the start of Fire Prevention Week in Oakville.
"Portions excerpted/reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. ©2012 NFPA."