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Fire Prevention Week October 4-10, 2020

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In previous years, during Fire Prevention Week, the LaSalle Fire Service would host displays, fire station tours, and school visits in the community. Due to COVID-19, Fire Prevention Week 2020 will be brought to you virtually right here on our website and through our social media pages.

Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for daily fire safety videos created by our very own LaSalle firefighters. We would love it if you would follow along and show us your support by commenting on our posts and sharing our messaging with your family and friends!

Welcome to Fire Prevention Week

Firefighter sitting on antique truck

Watch Introduction to Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week is observed every year during the week of October 9th.  Each year, communities throughout North America observe Fire Prevention Week to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 9, 1871. This tragedy has taught important lessons that have shaped the way fire departments think about fire safety.  At the LaSalle Fire Service, we teach fire safety year round, and especially during Fire Prevention Week, to help prevent the devastation fire can cause. 

Smoke Alarm Video

Make sure everyone understands the warning of your smoke alarms and knows how to respond. When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside! Call 9-1-1 from a safe location.

  • Install according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Test smoke alarms every month using the test button.
  • Replace old smoke alarms, they have an expiry date.
  • Replace batteries every 6 months, we recommend at Daylight Savings Time.

smoke alarm check 

Watch Smoke Alarms Save Lives 

Kitchen Safety Video

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.

  • Do you stay in the kitchen when you are cooking?
  • Do you keep things that can burn away from the stove?
  • Do you keep young children away from the stove?
  • Do you wear tight-fitting or rolled up sleeves when you use the stove?
  • Do you know what to do if you have a cooking fire?

Watch the video below to learn about fire safety in the kitchen to protect you and your family. 

kitchen safety

Watch Kitchen Fire Safety Video

Stove Top Fire Safety

Never throw water on a grease fire!

If your pot/pan catches on fire, cover the pot by slowly sliding a lid on top of the pot/pan and shut off the burner. Ensure the fire is out before removing the lid. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. Call 9-1-1 if the room is filled with smoke.

stovetop demo

Watch Stove Top Fire Safety Video

Fire Extinguisher Video

When using a fire extinguisher, remember to PASS:

P - pull
A - aim
S - squeeze
S - sweep

For information on home fire extinguishers visit Kidde Canada.  

PASS Fire Extinguisher

Watch Fire Extinguisher Video

Home Escape Planning

A home escape plan is a plan to get out of your home quickly in the event of a fire. Use an Escape Plan Grid to draw a floor plan of your home, showing two ways out of every room, if possible.  

home escape plan

Watch Home Escape Planning Video

Gear Demo Video

This is what we look like when we respond to a house fire. Help us teach children not to be afraid of our gear. We are coming to your rescue!

firefighter in bunker gear

Watch Gear Demo Video

Backyard Fire Safety Video

We want you to enjoy having a small fire but, safety is our main concern. Watch our video and read our Recreational Fire Quick Reference Sheet before you burn to ensure you are safe and in compliance.

backyard fire safety 

Watch Backyard Fire Safety Video 

Sparky Fire Dog

Sparky Kids is an interactive website with educational activities, videos, games, and apps that teach fire safety to children. 

Sparky School House is an educator site for teaching fire safety to preschool through grade 5.

Sparky Parents is a site for parents to access fire safety information they can share with the whole family.