Fire Safety Education & Awareness

Test Your Smoke Alarm!

Fire Prevention Week 2023

This page contains information about Barrie Fire's education and awareness initiatives, programs, and events.

"Alarmed for Life" Campaign: May–October

Barrie Fire conducts a door-to-door "Alarmed for Life" campaign between May and October each year. This program sees firefighters visiting various homes throughout Barrie to help spread the word about the importance of working smoke alarms and CO alarms. Barrie firefighters are always in uniform and accompanied by a truck or fire vehicle when visiting homes.

Fire Safety Awareness Events

BFES hosts events throughout the year that promote fire and life safety education. These events provide an opportunity for families, individuals and people of all ages to learn about fire and life safety with the help and support of Barrie Fire staff.

Station Tours & Truck Visits

Station tours can be booked at any one of our five stations, and trucks can visit your location. 

"Thanks to the very kind firemen who showed us around this morning. My grandsons, Dylan and Jordan, loved seeing the trucks and especially the hovercraft. On the way home Dylan decided he was going to be a fireman when he grows up. And they loved all the goodies they got to take home. Thank you again!"

- Kathi S. (October 2019)

Fire Safety Programs

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service teaches people of all ages how to make responsible choices regarding health and safety. One of our most important commitments is to give people the knowledge and skills they need to lead safer lives.

If you have a group that is interested in a fire safety program not listed here, please contact our public education staff at (705) 728-3199 or We may be able to tailor an educational program for you!

Child & Youth Fire Safety Programs

General Programs

Seniors Programs