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Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention week (FPW) is observed annually on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9th falls.

In Canada, Fire Prevention Week is proclaimed annually by the Governor General. The theme for Fire Prevention Week is chosen by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and announced in early June.

FPW was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

BFES hosts events throughout the week. Event details are posted each year to on this webpage, the City’s community events calendar and Facebook events listing.

2018 FPW Events

Join Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) at the 2018 Fire Prevention Week events to help raise awareness about the importance of fire safety.

October 8-19

TVO Kids Push 2 Buttons Campaign!
BFES, the Office of the Fire Marshal and TVOKids are teaming up to encourage everyone to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Kids can visit to enter the number of alarms they’ve tested in the interactive counter.

Thursday, October 11 

Win a Free Domino’s Pizza!
6 – 8 p.m.
Dinner is on us - if your alarms are working! BFES has partnered with Domino’s Pizza to deliver select pizza orders and make sure residents have functioning smoke and CO alarms.  If the alarms are present and working, the pizza is FREE! Order a pizza during the month of October for a BONUS chance to win $100 Domino’s gift card.
October 12
Coffee with a Firefighter
McDonald’s, 446 Bayfield St. 
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Enjoy a free small coffee and get to know your local firefighters!  Everyone that joins us will have an opportunity to answer 3 questions and get your name entered into a draw to win Cheer For A Year (one free meal a month for an entire year)!
Saturday, October 13 Home Depot Fire Safety Day
10 Barrie View Dr.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A fire truck will be on display while firefighters and Georgian College students work with kids on a fire safety craft inside the store.  Participants must register on-site, as space is limited. Complete a 3 question survey and be entered into a draw to win a $100 Home Depot gift card! 

Photos from Past Fire Prevention Weeks

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