Fire prevention week

Not every hero wears a cape.

Not every hero wears a cape.

Plan and practice your escape!

October 6 to 12 is Fire Prevention Week. Our Emergency Services staff will be at various grocery stores in Sherwood Park between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the week. Get information on planning your escape, protecting the planet and have your groceries loaded into a reusable bag!

Occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire. When the smoke alarm sounds in a real fire, it's too late to start making a plan.

Make a plan

  • Map it out - draw or map out the layout of your home, marking two exits from every room (typically a door and a window) and a path from each exit to the outside.
  • Meeting place - pick a meeting place outside in front of your home where everyone will meet upon exiting.
  • Smoke alarms - mark the location of all smoke alarms in your home (there should be at least one on every level, in each bedroom and near all sleeping areas)
  • 9-1-1 - make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 from a mobile phone or neighbour's phone once they're safely outside.

Home escape planning and practice 

Source: NFPA

Fire prevention and investigation
Phone: 780-449-9651
Email: Fireprevention@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Monday, October 07, 2019
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