Contact Information

Brandon Fire & Emergency Services

120 - 19th Street North
Brandon, MB R7B 3X6

Fire Hall #1: 204-729-2400

Fire Hall #2: 204-729-2420



Learn Not to Burn Overview

Canada's statistics of fire-related deaths and burn injuries are among the worst in the industrialized world. On average, approximately 500 Canadians lose their lives to fire annually. A large percentage of these victims are children.

Canada became the first country in which the Learn Not To Burn® program was implemented nationally. The Learn Not To Burn® program teaches fire and burn prevention behaviours to elementary school children.  Based on the National Fire Protection Association's curriculum, it includes songs, stories, puppets, games and other activities to teach fire safety behaviours (e.g., Stop, Drop and Roll, crawl low under smoke) in a way that children can understand and remember. This program has been credited with saving lives throughout North America.

In 2019, the Learn Not to Burn Program reached 1,915 students in 19 schools.

As a result of the success of presenting the Learn Not to Burn® Program since September 1997, Brandon Fire & Emergency Services is the proud recipient of the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant in the amount of $2500. Funds were used to produce the printed material that will be distributed to students for the 2013/2014 school year. We were the first fire service in Manitoba to receive a FM Global Fire Prevention Grant for fire prevention efforts.

If you home school your children, please use the link below to download teacher manuals.

At Brandon Fire & Emergency Services, this program is coordinated by our Public Education Officer.  For more information, please email


Learn Not to Burn School Material:

NFPA - Learn Not to Burn Program (Preschool to Grade 2)