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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.

2017 FPW Events

​Join Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) at the 2017 Fire Prevention Week events to help raise awareness about the importance of fire safety. Also, check out our safety videos Never Crossed My Mind and Some Things are too Important to Expire

Movie Night at Galaxy Cinema South
Sunday October 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm
It is important to know 2 ways out no matter where you are! Barrie firefighters will take you through a brief fire safety presentation before your movie and will hand out copies of the fire safety movie No Time To Spare.

October 10–22


TVO Kids Push 2 Buttons Campaign!
October 10–22

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 and print a special certificate.

October 11

Home Escape Night Neighbourhood Party
Wednesday October 11, 6–8pm
Timberwalk Condo Complex, 1 Saw Mill Road
Fire trucks will tour the street with lights and sirens blazing. Once you hear the sirens, families are encouraged to practice their home escape plan and join BFES in the community room. There will be free pizza from Domino's, fire truck tours, fire safety activities and, of course, Sparky!

 October 12

Domino’s Pizza Partnership
Thursday October 12, 6–8pm 

Dinner is on us - if your alarms are working! BFES has partnered with Domino’s Pizza to deliver pizza and make sure residents have functioning smoke and CO alarms.  If the alarms are present and working, the pizza is FREE! 

 October 13


Fire Drill Friday Day
All Day October 13, City-Wide

All residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to practice their fire drill, take a photo and tag Barrie Fire on social media with the hashtag #FireDrillFriday. All participants will be entered to win a pizza lunch for up to 40 people.

Facebook: Barrie Fire And Emergency Service

Twitter: @Barrie_Fire

October 14


The Great Escape at Home Depot
Saturday October 14, 9am12pm
10 Barrie View Drive

Come tour the Home Depot home maze and experience what it is like to have a fire in your home. Realize why it is so important to have an escape plan and two ways out.

 October 15


Fire Station Headquarters Open House
Sunday October 15, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fire Station 1, 155 Dunlop St W
Enjoy a pancake breakfast cooked up by the firefighters and the Butcher Shop (served until 12 pm noon). Tour the station, check out the fire trucks, meet firefighters and get answers to all your fire safety questions.

Photos from Past Fire Prevention Weeks

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