This year’s theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” encourages Albertans to look for places fire can start in their homes, listen for the sound of their smoke alarm, and have an escape plan in case of a fire.
Safety tools such as properly maintained smoke alarms provide reliable, early notification to help families escape a fire and call the fire service.
“We can save lives by making sure our homes are equipped with working smoke alarms. Test them monthly and replace them every 10 years. It’s also important that when you hear a smoke alarm, you need to know what to do. Having and practising an escape plan will help you get out alive.”
~Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Communities across Alberta are holding Fire Prevention Week activities to help residents learn about preventing and planning for fires. Please contact your local fire department for more information.