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

Email: fire@brandon.ca

 

Fire Prevention Week

 

Oct 3-9, 2021

This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.  What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family. 

When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector, press the test button and check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box or search the brand and model online.

 

Smoke Alarms

  • A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors 

  • A continuous set of four loud beeps – beep, beep, beep, beep – means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means its time to get a new CO alarm.

 

Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors meet the needs of everyone in your home, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

2021 fire prevention 

 

Hello Teachers!

Welcome to Brandon Fire and Emergency Services virtual event for Fire Prevention Week.  As you lead your class through the videos, class activities and student submissions below, keep track of your students’ participation on the Teacher’s Score Card.  The class activities have been broken down into age categories (Kinder-Gr. 2 / Gr. 3-5 / Gr. 6-8).  The videos and student submission headings are for all ages.

Use this Teacher’s Score Card to keep track of your students’ participation. pdf Teachers' Score Card (672 KB). The Class Activities can either be printed out for each student or projected on the board for a group activity.  The “at home” activities should be handed in to the teacher so it can be checked off on the Score Card.

At the end of the week please choose one student from your class to be entered into a draw. There is an entry ballot attached to the Score Cards that were delivered to your school.  These ballots are to be submitted to Admin at your school office.  Heather from the Fire Dept. will come back to your school the week of Oct. 25th to draw a winning name from each school.

 

Videos

The Great Chicago Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZhvbmqYniA

Making a Home Fire Escape Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khyHziYGFZg&list=PL62RdU8F0s8EKgXp1dx3NdJKr31723Tsr&index=14

BFES Technical Rescue Team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl58Zet-MhE

BFES Ambulance Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyJiYg2y-Y0

 

Class Activities

 

Oct 3-9, 2021

This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.  What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family. 

When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector, press the test button and check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box or search the brand and model online.

 

Smoke Alarms

  • A continuous set of three loud beeps—beep, beep, beep—means smoke or fire. Get out, call 9-1-1, and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be changed.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • All smoke alarms must be replaced after 10 years.

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors 

  • A continuous set of four loud beeps – beep, beep, beep, beep – means carbon monoxide is present in your home. Go outside, call 9-1-1 and stay out.
  • A single chirp every 30 or 60 seconds means the battery is low and must be replaced.
  • Chirping that continues after the battery has been replaced means the alarm is at the end of its life and the unit must be replaced.
  • CO alarms also have “end of life” sounds that vary by manufacturer. This means its time to get a new CO alarm.

 

Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors meet the needs of everyone in your home, including those with sensory or physical disabilities.

2021 fire prevention 

 

Hello Teachers!

Welcome to Brandon Fire and Emergency Services virtual event for Fire Prevention Week.  As you lead your class through the videos, class activities and student submissions below, keep track of your students’ participation on the Teacher’s Score Card.  The class activities have been broken down into age categories (Kinder-Gr. 2 / Gr. 3-5 / Gr. 6-8).  The videos and student submission headings are for all ages.

Use this Teacher’s Score Card to keep track of your students’ participation. pdf Teachers' Score Card (672 KB). The Class Activities can either be printed out for each student or projected on the board for a group activity.  The “at home” activities should be handed in to the teacher so it can be checked off on the Score Card.

At the end of the week please choose one student from your class to be entered into a draw. There is an entry ballot attached to the Score Cards that were delivered to your school.  These ballots are to be submitted to Admin at your school office.  Heather from the Fire Dept. will come back to your school the week of Oct. 25th to draw a winning name from each school.

 

Videos

The Great Chicago Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZhvbmqYniA

Making a Home Fire Escape Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khyHziYGFZg&list=PL62RdU8F0s8EKgXp1dx3NdJKr31723Tsr&index=14

BFES Technical Rescue Team - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl58Zet-MhE

BFES Ambulance Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyJiYg2y-Y0

 

Class Activities

Student Submissions – at home activities

Artwork – Get creative and make art about fire safety. Draw a picture, paint, use your imagination.

                 pdf Rocks and Chalk challenge (249 KB)

Short Story – Write a short story about fire safety. Include artwork if you can.

Escape Plan – Make a Home Escape Plan using the format provided and practice it as a family.

                pdf Home Fire Escape Plan (998 KB)

Home Fire Safety Checklist – complete this checklist at home with your family to keep your home fire safe.

                 pdf Home Fire Safety Checklist (171 KB)

Home Fire Safety Checklist – 

Cook Up Fire Safety – as a family read through the fire safety tips in our Fire House Cookbook and try one of the delicious recipes.

                 pdf Firehouse Cookbook (14 MB)