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

October 4-10, 2020

Fire Prevention Week is a national campaign recognized every year to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”. Cooking is a leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. These fires can grow quickly. It’s important to know that a cooking fire can be prevented by following these safety tips:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
  • Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you are cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet/1 metre around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • Plan for emergencies – test your smoke alarms and practice your home fire escape plan.

 

fire prevention

pdf Kid-Free Zone Activity (1 MB)

pdf Cooking Safety Sheet (523 KB)

pdf Kitchen Safety Checklist (445 KB)

 

youtube NFPA Kids’ Sparky video “Hot, Not Hot”

youtube NFPA Escape plan video

NFPA Chicago Fire video

Sparky activities/coloring pages

 

For more information, please contact:

Public Education Officer - Heather Penner

Email: h.penner@brandon.ca  Phone: (204) 729-2403  Fax: (204) 729-8970