Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14, 2017

Every Second Counts - Plan 2 Ways Out!

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. 

Sparky the Fire Dog Video

Learn more about preparing your home fire escape plan.

Fire Prevention Week Activities

Home Depot Days - Sunday, October 14, 2017

  • The Fire Department staffed a fire prevention information tent at Home Depot in Saanich. This event was well attended by an estimated 275 people, including many families with children who got to take part in fire prevention activities, including building and painting a fire truck at the store to take home.

Fire Prevention Community Information Booth at Tillicum Mall

  • An estimated 200 people stopped by our information booth on October 11 to learn about the importance of fire home escape planning and fire prevention. Lots of information brochures were taken away and one lucky attendee won our prize draw and received two smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher donated by Crest Fire.

School Fire Drills at Saanich Schools

  • The Fire Department attended fire drills at 38 Saanich elementary, secondary and senior high schools. Students learned what to do in a fire, how to respond to the sound of a fire alarm and where to meet up after an evacuation.

Saanich Students – Win an Ipad!

  • Fire fighters delivered activity booklets to all Saanich kindergarten through Grade 3 students to learn about preventing home fires and escape planning with their family.
  • After students completed the fire safety activities, they were given an entry form for their parent to sign and enter them to win Ipad.

Recycle Your Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  • Drop these off at any London Drugs location or at AlarmRecycle’s location at the Hartland Landfill.


Learn more about preparing your home fire escape plan.

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